One of the most sought after defensive backs in the nation is Mackenro Alexander from Immokalee (Flor.). The 6-foot-0 and 185-pound safety says that he has been busy working out with the team and doing private workouts on the side.
"The summer is going great," Alexander said. "I have been working out trying to add some weight and get faster. I am working out with the team and when the team workout gets over I stay late and do some extra work."
The summer is winding down, but Alexander still has some plans to hit some camps. He says that there are three schools that he is looking at right now when it comes to his camp plans.
Mackenro is the twin brother of Mackensie Alexander who is also from Immokalee (Flor.) but they are each their own person and both are very talented. Mackenro says that he is looking for a good relationship with the coaches and wants to find a place where he can call home for four or five years.
"I am really looking at the coaches and the relationship that I build with them. I am also looking for a good defensive scheme, early playing time is big and an atmosphere where I am comfortable. There are those that go to school that get home sick.
"I am also looking at academics and the graduation rate. Football isn't going to last forever. I plan to major in business and would like to work in the medical industry."
Alexander is the complete package as a safety. You are getting a player that can play in coverage because he has the speed you look for as well as the play recognition in front of him. The difference between Mackenro and other safeties is mindset; he plays the game like a linebacker.
"My strength is my speed. I am a ball magnet. I go to where the ball is. I am very aggressive and that isn't something that you always see or get with a defensive back."
Mackenro says that he has over 20 offers, but he's not sure he has exactly. One team to offer both him and his brother is Nebraska. The Nebraska offer has really stood out to Mackenro who knows for the Huskers to offer really means that he impressed them.
"Nebraska is a very good team. They really want me as a player and I know it. They don't just offer anyone there and it means a lot to get their offer. The distance between Florida and Nebraska isn't an issue when considering Nebraska."