Alexander will be at FNL

In the early years of the event, Friday Night Lights was a showcase for the current group of big time prospects that might be interested in coming to Florida. Lately the trend has changed and younger players are coming in and trying to get noticed by the football staff. That is the case with Lakeland Christian's class of 2015 quarterback Christian Alexander.

Christian Alexander is a pro-style quarterback with very good athletic ability and has the ability to see the complete field and read all of his receivers along with the defense. The 6-2.5, 200 pounder has a very good arm and can make all the throws. He came to camp at Florida in June and was under the weather but fought through things to have a good experience, since then he has visited Vanderbilt, South Florida, and UCF for camps.

Vanderbilt has been a team that has recruited Alexander hard for quite some time and they continue to be very high on him.

"It went well," he said of his trip to Nashville. "They told me I was one of their top guys and they were going to keep recruiting me."

He believes he threw particularly well at the up and coming USF program's camp and the hardware proved it.

"South Florida went real well," Alexander said. "I won the MVP of the quarterbacks at their camp. Then I went to Saturday Night Fever (special late night camp) and did well there. I talked to the offensive coordinator and the quarterback coach and they had nothing but good things to say about me. Their event was pretty low profile, there were only two quarterbacks, unlike at Florida last year when there were 35."

The UCF experience was something new in front of a staff he hasn't gotten to know just yet.

"I went to the UCF camp," he said. "I threw for the quarterback coach for about 25 minutes and that was all he needed to see. He liked my athletic ability. He had me straddle a line without moving and see how far I could throw the ball without moving at all. I stood still and threw the ball 50 yards."

Alexander plans on being at Florida's premiere camp, Friday Night Lights on July 26. He is also looking to improve a lot on his play in June when he was not as healthy as he would like to be in front of the Florida staff.

"I just hope to go out there and compete and show them that I am the guy for Florida," he said.

Outside of Friday Night Lights, Alexander plans on visiting Auburn sometime this summer. We will be following his progress at Florida's camp later this month.

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