Alexander ready to commit

Nebraska linebacker target Quayshon Alexander says the Huskers are the "total package."

According to NJ.com, DePaul Catholic high school (NJ) hybrid defensive end/linebacker Quayshon Alexander will be committing to Nebraska on Monday.

The report came hours after Scout.com talked with the junior on Wednesday, sharing what he likes about the Huskers.

“Everything, it’s the total package,” said Alexander. “The atmosphere they give off gets your attention. The fan base they have, I feel like it’s amazing. I know what they offer academically already. It really catches my eye.

“To be honest, I have gotten to the point where I could commit right now, no matter if I have taken a visit or not. I know that once I take my visit, I know it’s going to confirm my feelings even more and allow me to know that I made the right decision.”

Alexander has offers from Arizona State, Iowa, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. Most schools are looking at the 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect as a defensive end. But, Nebraska and assistant coach Trent Bray want Alexander on the outside as a linebacker.

“We talked about the formations and how he sees me as an outside linebacker type,” said Alexander. “I was really all for it. I don’t really mind putting my hand in the ground. If I needed to play defensive end in later years, I wouldn’t change my mind if it was Nebraska or not. I love them no matter what they take me as.”

Nebraska has not landed a New Jersey product since Joe Dailey in the class of 2003.

“I feel like here in Jersey, you hear Nebraska, and people ask why? ‘It’s just a bunch of cornfields, right?’ They don’t realize that Lincoln is a city,” said Alexander. “I just feel that it’s cool to me. Not many people are thinking Nebraska here, but it’s something I’m interested in. I hope that with my commitment, it opens up other people’s eyes. That’s it’s a special place. That no matter if it’s a long ways out there, it’s a great place for football.”

Alexander says a simple tweet on Monday will be how he will announce his decision. Alexander is a three-star prospect on Scout.com and the nation's No. 62 ranked defensive end.


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