Alexander felt at home in Nebraska

Ohio athlete LeRoy Alexander is excited to be a Husker, after feeling at home in Lincoln.

Whitmer high (OH) defensive back LeRoy Alexander started off what should be a busy couple of weeks for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The 6-foot-2, 185 pound athlete committed to Nebraska on Saturday morning, after receiving an offer from the Huskers during his official visit.

A former player for Nebraska graduate assistant Vince Marrow when he was the head coach at Springfield high school (OH), Alexander becomes the 12th verbal commitment for the Huskers.

"It's the biggest reliever ever, knowing that I can now focus on my basketball season, track season, training, and finishing out my senior year," said Alexander on Sunday to "It's nice to not have to worry about anything anymore.

"Coming to Lincoln, getting an offer was really something I was hoping to get. Going through the entire visit, I felt like I was home...I loved the campus and the town. The facilities are great and I think I will be able to succeed in life going there. Everything is really organized there and clean. It's great."

With his only other offer being from Toledo, Alexander's recruitment has been somewhat slow. The last 12 months have been an interesting one for the 2012 prospect.

In May of 2011, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) ruled he was ineligible to play for Whitmer due to violating the body's bylaws on transfers.

The case appears to be still pending and will somewhat impact transfers and eligibility in the state of Ohio going forward, but Alexander's lawyers won the right for their client to continue to participate until the case has been settled – meaning he was not only eligible for football, but is now participating in basketball and track in the future.

Marrow won't be the only Husker Alexander knows from his past. During his time with Springfield, he was teammates with 2011 defensive tackle signee Kevin Williams.

"Knowing Coach Marrow has been helpful, because I know he's not going to steer me in the wrong direction," said Alexander. "Knowing Kevin Williams is here as well, it's a little extra support, being former teammates with him. I should never have a problem missing home with guys like that there."

Alexander is excited to get to Lincoln in the future and knows the Husker fan base is one of the best in the country.

"My message to them would be that I'm going to work really hard, to become the best Husker I can be," said Alexander. "When I get a chance to get on the field, I'm going to take advantage of it and help the team in the process. I'm going to give 100 percent."

Alexander did it all this season for Whitmer. The 2012 prospect rushed for over 600 yards with eight touchdowns, while collecting over 40 tackles, two interceptions, and seven pass break ups on defense.

He's also a standout on the basketball court, averaging nearly 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds over the last two seasons at Springfield.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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