Alexander to decide on Tuesday

Vadal Alexander will choose among LSU, Auburn and Alabama.

The battle for one of the nation's top high school offensive lineman will end on Tuesday.

Four-star prospect Vadal Alexander said that he won't hold an announcement ceremony, but rather call the coaches from his final three schools and make his decision public from there.

"LSU, Auburn and Alabama are my finalists," Alexander said. "I have been to all three places on official visits. I was in Auburn for the Mississippi State game, Alabama for the Arkansas game and now LSU for the Florida game.

"I have talked with my parents and I feel like I am ready to go ahead and make the decision."

This weekend Alexander was joined by his father, mother and sister on an official visit that the nation's No. 8-ranked offensive guard prospect said went perfect from start to finish.

"It was a really good trip," Alexander said. "The thing that was different was the game environment. I had been on visits and I had talked to Coach (Les) Miles before and sat down with (offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa) before, so the game atmosphere was the biggest moment for me."

Alexander was in Tiger Stadium last year, but said this weekend's 41-11 win for LSU against Florida provided a different feel for what could become his future.

"I went to the Ole Miss game last year, and this was sort of the opposite of that," he said. "That wasn't supposed to be close but was, and this game had two tops teams and it was a blowout.

"On Saturday I sat with the fans and watched the game, and it was just a great atmosphere."

Alexander's teammate Reid Ferguson, an LSU commitment, also made his official visit this weekend. With LSU commitment Avery Johnson celebrating his 18th birthday in Baton Rouge, the group spent the weekend celebrating together.

"Me and Avery spent a lot of time together, and we were able to hang out and stuff with a lot of different guys," Alexander said. "I know Reid, and then I am friends with Patrick Miller ever since we met at The Opening in Oregon.

"We have definitely talked about the possibility of being on the same line at LSU."

Just before Alexander checked out for the weekend, his family enjoyed a final conversation with Miles and Studrawa.

"We talked about football and family," Alexander said. "Really we were just enjoying each other's company. My mom and my sister were there, and everyone enjoyed it.

"It was a really laid back environment all weekend, and I like that."

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