USAAAB: Surprise leader for the Mystery Man

Four-star cornerback Mackensie Alexander doesn't divulge much when it comes to recruiting but earlier today he named a surprise leader.

It's been a roller coaster of a few weeks for four-star cornerback Mackensie Alexander. This Immokalee star helped led the Indians to a state title appearance in Orlando in mid-December only to fall a point short to Tallahassee Godby 21-20.

Alexander has now shaken off the loss and finds himself a U.S. Army All-American and in San Antonio, Texas. After two days in the Lone Star State he's beginning to find his groove.

"It's been good out here," said Alexander after Day 2 of practice. "There are so many good athletes and it's been a lot of fun so far. It's just been a little cold."

Speaking of the weather, it's not a warm weather team that Alexander fancies right now. A new team has emerged for this prospect that has been keeping a very tight lip on his recruiting process.

"I really like Rutgers a lot right now and they are my leader," Alexander said. "I like the coaches. I like the system that they run. I will take a trip [official visit] to see them for sure."

Alexander, 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, has already made two official visits, one to Texas A&M and one to Clemson.

"I really like the people at both of those schools," Alexander said. "They are both in the south and I will have an opportunity to play. That's the big thing for me. I am not waiting. I want to play."

Signing Day is fast approaching for the nation's No. 6 ranked cornerback. For this week, he's focused on Saturday's all-star game. But you can tell that Alexander is still hurting by the championship loss to Godby just a few weeks ago.

"That was so tough on me, so tough on all of us," Alexander said. "We came so close. It's just one of those unfortunate things. But I can look back on it and say that there were a bunch of other teams that would have loved to been us. I know it was special for the people of Immokalee."

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