Old name, new player eyes LSU

LSU running Charles Alexander will always be remembered as one of the Tigers' all-time greats.<br><br>Now there is another Charles Alexander who has fans in the Bayou State buzzing for the Class of 2004. But is there any relation?<br><br>"No," said the younger Alexander. "I don't even know who he is."

Coaches from some of the most prominent college programs from around the country know plenty about Alexander's skills as a devastating pass rusher and they are in hot pursuit.

"My top five are Florida State, LSU, Texas, Texas A&M, and Tennessee would be my last one," said Alexander. "I have offers from LSU, Florida State, Tennessee and a few others, but they aren't in my top five. Everybody is pretty even but LSU is close to home so they have a little edge."

The 6-foot-3, 255 pound defensive tackle from Breaux Bridge is coming off a stellar junior campaign for one of the top rural schools in the state. He harassed opposing teams for 81 tackles and eight sacks last season, while picking up All-Acadiana and All-District honors on the way.

"In high school, I play defensive tackle but at the next level I'll probably play end because of my pass rushing," Alexander told Tiger Rag. "I'm quick off the ball and I use my hands well. I can move in any direction. I have a love for the game and I hate to lose."

Proximity may not be the Tigers' only advantage since a pair of Alexander's teammates signed with Nick Saban's program in the Class of 2003. The thought of continuing their playing days together is something that Alexander relishes.

"Jessie Daniel and Jon Zenon signed over there a couple of months ago so I would have the opportunity to play with them," he said. "That's a plus. I've also been to LSU before and it's wonderful. It fits me."

Alexander carries a 2.5 grade point average into his senior year and he is waiting to take his ACT. If he makes a qualifying score like he anticipates then look for him to flash a big smile on his face in his final prep season.

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