Cards made big impression on Kevin Alexander

Kevin Alexander, rated the nation's No. 53 outside linebacker, enjoyed an outstanding visit to the University of Louisville this weekend. The 6-3, 215-pound Alexander still has three scheduled official visits remaining, but might not need to take those before making his decision.

Kevin Alexander, a talented outside linebacker from Lake Butler, Florida, enjoyed a "laid-back" visit to the University of Louisville this weekend. And according to nation's No. 53 rated linebacker prospect that was a good thing.

"It went good," Alexander said of his visit. "Louisville is probably my best visit right now. Louisville's kind of a laid back school and I like that."

Alexander enjoyed his visit to Louisville so much that's he's moved the Cardinals to the top of his list.

"I'm leaning toward Louisville," Alexander said. "That's my top choice right now. The other (schools) have a lot to beat out. I liked the campus and I felt very comfortable on my visit. The football facilities were nice and I liked the stadium and the weight-room. I think I could come in and get early playing time."

Alexander has already made an official visit to Maryland, and has scheduled visits to Clemson (Jan. 13), and Tennessee (Jan. 20). NC State, South Florida and Central Florida are trying to get Alexander's final visit. "Right now I'm planning to take all my visits before deciding," Alexander said from Louisville International Airport early Sunday afternoon.

That plan could change after Alexander returns home and discusses his recruiting options with his father. The Union High School standout admitted there was a possibility he might get home and make his college decision after discussing things with his father. That would almost certainly be a positive sign for Louisville.

Alexander was hosted on his visit to Louisville by his cousin, sophomore linebacker Terrance Butler. "He just told me that he was going to let me see the school on my own," he said. "I felt no pressure and very comfortable there."

Alexander, who made 85 tackles and nine sacks as a senior, roomed with Kevin McNeal, a three-star defensive end from Georgia.


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