Football or Hoops for Frank Alexander

Baton Rouge-Southern Lab's Frank Alexander (6-4, 241, 4.7) even know what sport he will play in college, but if he chooses football over basketball, he said he has a god idea of who his top choice is.

Southern Lab's Frank Alexander doesn't even know what sport he will play in college, but if he chooses football over basketball, he said LSU is his top choice.


Last season, the two-sport standout says he recorded more than 18 sacks on the gridiron, and earned first team all-district and Class A All-State honors.


Alexander (6-4, 241, 4.7) said he has been talking to Jimbo Fisher, who recruits the Baton Rouge area, and he hopes to earn a spot on the team at defensive end.


"I talked to him at camp in June," said Alexander. "I worked out at tight end and defensive end. He told me I was looking good and to keep up the hard work. They worked me out at both tight end and defensive end."


So far, Alexander claims four official offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Clemson, Auburn and Ole Miss. He said he has already sent offers in the mail from the four above and that he got a verbal offer from Fisher and Les Miles back in May.


"There were like four of us and they pulled us to the side and said we'd all have offers to LSU," said Alexander, who claims that he has the grades to play as a true freshman with a 3.3 GPA and a 21 on the ACT.


Alexander said that although LSU is leading the pack, Oklahoma, Clemson, Miami and Florida are next in line as far as his top five is concerned.


Over the course of the recruiting process, Alexander and Fisher have gotten pretty close and he sees the benefits that he would have playing for a coach like Fisher.


"Jimbo Fisher is a cool guy and person to be around. I feel like if I started to have problems in college or something, I could go and talk with him and he would really be there for me."


Alexander said there are many more things he likes about LSU, aside from the coaches, especially the fact that it is close to where he resides.


"I like LSU because it is close to home," he said. "I mean, it's only like 35 minutes away to the stadium. I've admired LSU for a long time. I want my parent to be able to come see my games. They are getting older and it's hard for them to travel. That's going to play a huge role in my decision making."





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