Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy moved John Curtis Christian and 2014 CB Terrence Alexander to the No. 1 spot in the FOXSportsNEXT.com Top 50 this week. What's happening with Alexander's recruitment, and which programs pose the biggest threat to dethrone the Patriots from the pinnacle?
John Curtis is currently enjoying its No. 1 status but two Texas programs -- Katy and DeSoto -- are nipping at the Patriots' heels. No. 2 Katy takes on 10th-ranked Cibolo Steele at 2:00 P.M. this afternoon at Baylor in a 5A Div. II semi, while No. 3 DeSoto clashes with No. 26 Allen at 6:00 P.M. at SMU (5A Div. I semi).
Two additional Louisiana squads are ranked nationally: 5A champ Archbishop Rummel (No. 40) and 4A champ Karr (No. 47). Next year, Karr and Curtis are scheduled to meet in an early-season contest that already has fans salivating. Karr will welcome back five-star Gerald Willis and four-star Devante Noil for their senior campaigns in 2013.
Brother Martin senior OL Ryan Hoefeld, a Florida State commit, announced he'll take his official visit to Tallahassee the second week in January.
North Texas offered Hahnville senior Sergio Medina, who is projected as either a safety or linebacker. Medina could also play running back. His skill set is similar to that of North Texas true frosh Mark Lewis (Livonia). In a crucial district win over Destrehan, Medina rushed for 240 yards and four touchdowns on 40 carries.
McNeese State landed a commitment from Archbishop Shaw WR Kent Shelby. A 6-foot-3 senior, Shelby put up big numbers during his career with the Eagles.
West Saint Mary three-star safety Trevell Dixon is visiting Houston this weekend. Dixon says he's being recruited solely as a wide receiver now.
Vandebilt Catholic QB Elijah McGuire guided the Terriers to the Class 4A quarters a few weeks ago. McGuire, who is expected to play RB and/or WR in college, has an official slated for January with the Ragin' Cajuns. The elusive McGuire has been working overtime to graduate with the 2013 class after being classified as a 2014 up until recently. CajunRedZone.com publisher B.J. Thompson broke the news on McGuire's upcoming visit to Lafayette.