Corner flips from S. Carolina to Louisville

Mint Hill, N.C., Rocky River High School athlete Jaire Alexander flipped his commitment from South Carolina to the University of Louisville on Sunday. Alexander committed to U of L coach Bobby Petrino before leaving campus from an official visit.

Mint Hill, N.C., Rocky River High School athlete Jaire Alexander said the University of Louisville football staff would have to really impress him on a visit to get him to flip his commitment from South Carolina.

Alexander must have been impressed.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback/wide receiver told U of L coach Bobby Petrino before he left campus from an official visit that he was changing his mind. Alexander became the Cardinals' 22nd commitment in the Class of 2015.

Ranked as the fifth-best player in North Carolina, Alexander had been committed to South Carolina since June. He was recruited mainly as a cornerback by the Gamecocks but has also played some wide receiver and special teams.

U of L will start him off as a cornerback. He ranks as the No. 89 corner in the country and No. 36 among corners in the South by Scout.com.

Alexander had over 70 catches for more than 1,300 yards and 25 total touchdowns as a senior. He also had 35 tackles, four interceptions and returned a punt, two kickoffs and an interception for a TD.

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