Alexander waiting patiently

The news didn't come Saturday but it could come soon for Lakeland Christian quarterback Christian Alexander. The 6-3, 205 pound gun slinger is what the Florida staff is looking for and it could be just another week or so before they let him know that for sure. Saturday he impressed the Florida staff at camp as he has for a while.

Modest to a huge degree Christian Alexander wouldn't even admit to having been very sick for quite a while leading up to the camp and even during, still he fought through to do what he could do. He also talked about what he liked and what he needs to improve on.

"I started off slow, but finished off pretty well," he told Saturday. "I liked hanging with the guys and competing with the guys. Coach Pease says I need to do a little with my arm motion, get my weight back a little more instead of out in front of me."

As a sophomore Alexander threw for 1,987 yards passing, 28 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Brent Pease and company have let him know before he came to camp that he was a prime target because of all of his versatile skills.

"They like that I can throw the deep ball and that I am athletic," he said. My freshman year I hurt my ankle, so they didn't let me run a lot, but in my spring game I had six carries for 93 yards."

The Gators, Vanderbilt, and Alabama are all very interested in Alexander and all have been down to see him play in Lakeland.

"Alabama likes me and wants me to come to camp," he said. "Vanderbilt really likes me, their quarterback coach came down and said I was one of their top guys and they want me."

After Saturday's camp, Alexander made the stroll with his mother Sarah Stevens and his head coach, Gator Great Wayne Peace, to head coach Will Muschamp's office for a little talk. The meeting was a good one for the young strong armed Gator fan.

"They like me a lot and told me I am one of their top guys on the board," he said. "They just want to evaluate all the rest of the guys in camp and then they will make their offer to whoever it is. It did excite me a little bit knowing that I am one of their top guys and can hopefully get that offer."

Mom was excited as well. "She likes it and just hopes everything goes well," he said.

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