Alexander focused on two

Cartersville (GA) standout Morgan Alexander is leading his team on a playoff run, but he also could be deciding on his college future in the next few weeks. Alexander makes his first official visit to Louisville this weekend.

Cartersville (GA) standout Morgan Alexander is leading his team on a playoff run, but he also could be deciding on his college future in the next few weeks.

"My season is going good," said Alexander. "We're 8-3, and we just beat St. Pius in the first round of the state playoffs. We play Gainesville High this week.

"They are kind of like us in that they run the spread on offense. They are active and their defense is really fast. It's going to be a good game."

A talented athlete, Alexander plays tailback, wide receiver, and cornerback for Cartersville.

"A versatile playmaker, he fills many needs for the Canes," says Recruiting Analyst Burke Hayes. "He can play either RB or WR and poses match-up problems either way. Is not an every-down back but can be very effective in long-yardage situations.

"He has good hands, understands spacing in the passing game and is elusive in the open field. While it is not clear as to what position he will play in college and when, he will have a chance to contribute early on special teams."

"It's hard to explain how my team uses me," said Alexander. "They just want to get the ball in my hands. They have me at running back on some plays and then I'll play wideout. It varies, but I'll get the ball."

At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds and 4.47 speed, Alexander could project as a tailback, wide receiver, or cornerback on the college level.

"Most schools tell me they want to play me at slotback or wide receiver," he stated. "NC State is saying I can play wide receiver or cornerback, and Louisville says I can be a slotback or a wide receiver."

With offers on the table from NC State, Arkansas, Louisville, and Indiana among others, Alexander has options. Currently, two programs stick out and he has scheduled upcoming visits with both schools.

"It's between Louisville and NC State right now," said Alexander. "They are both even. I went to both of their websites, and they both have great academics. They are also competitive in football so these visits are important.

"I have an official this weekend to Louisville, and then next weekend I have an official to North Carolina State," said Alexander. "Those are the main two right now, but I might take an official next year to Middle Tennessee."

NC State linebackers coach Andy McCollum is recruiting Alexander for the Wolfpack.

"Coach McCollum is a cool guy," said Alexander. "He is from Georgia like me so we have a lot in common. He tells me everytime we talk that I can go to NC State and make a big impact on their team.

"They need players that can go in and make catches and make things happen, and he said they need cornerbacks who can compete. Coach McCollum said that they see on film I can bring both to the team."

Alexander had a chance to watch the Wolfpack this past weekend when they faced Wake Forest. What were his thoughts on the game?

"I thought NC State played really well," he said. "I could see what he was talking about at cornerback, but they still have some good corners. I also thought their offense looked good, especially their quarterback."

After taking these next two visits, could Alexander be ready to make a decision?

"I'm going to see which one of them really stands out to me," he said. "I think after I take my visit to NC State I should be ready to make a decision."

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