4-star CB Returns from Notre Dame Trip

Immokalee (Fla.) High four-star cornerback MacKensie Alexader was on the Notre Dame campus to take a more in-depth look at the Irish.

Four-star cornerback Mackensie Alexander of Immokalee (Fla.) High keeps a low profile in recruiting, but he is getting out and seeing schools.

A big out-of-state trip came last week when he visited Notre Dame, and while the particulars of the visit are remaining quiet, it did go well.

"From what he's saying to his friends, he really enjoyed it," Immokalee coach Jerrod Ackley said. "He's a unique young man. There's not a single school in the nation that wouldn't shock me if he decided he was going to go to that particular place. I think he's really wide open in the process. It's as likely as he leaves the state as he stays in the state."

Ackley already visited Florida State, Florida and Miami. He was once committed to Tennessee, and he recently told Scout.com he was still considering the Vols, but he isn't disclosing much of his summer plans.

Ackley also said he wasn't comfortable divulging Alexander's plans as the two wade through the recruiting process carefully.

"Last year at this time he didn't have any offers," Ackley said. "He had some interest, but he really didn't have any offers. A year later, he is well enough recognized that if he goes to a basketball game at a particular school, people know he's there."

Alexander, who is 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, had 42 tackles, three interceptions and six pass break-ups as a junior, and it brought college coaches out in droves.

His offer list includes Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, USC, Texas &M and the Irish.

"I think his versatility is what makes him very unique," Ackley said. "You don't see kids with the entire package that often, and I don't know anyone that has the entire package. Even Deieon (Sanders), people complained about phases of his game, but this kid is a high school senior that is as complete a football player for his age as you're going to find anywhere, anytime.

"I've had guys who are the biggest names in college football tell me he is a once in an every five-to-10 year type of football player."

Ackley said Alexander could decide at any moment on a school, but his hunch was an announcement could come at January's Army All-American game.


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