Florida 'backer Considering the Pack

Linebacker is a point of emphasis for NC State in 2005 and they're hot and heavy after Florida three-star standout Kevin Alexander.

Kevin Alexander from Union County High School in Lake Butler, Fla is another in what appears to be a never ending stream of talented players to come out of the Sunshine State. At 6-3, 215 pounds and boasting 4.6-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Alexander has the frame to make a splash on the collegiate scene and he's been recognized as one of Florida's top linebackers.

Last season Alexander put together a stellar campaign as he collected close to 100 tackles and four sacks en route to all-state honors as well as being named to the Jacksonville Sun's all-area team. Headed into his senior season he's already accrued a dozen offers from schools like NC State, UNC, Auburn, Tennessee, Maryland and Alabama. Given his size, Alexander could line up as a ‘backer once he arrives in college or, should he put on some size, could ultimately play at DE.

"I'm being recruited as a LB and DE but, really, the position isn't that important to me," said Alexander.

The three-star prospect according to Scout.com has had a rather quiet summer. He was supposed to camp at UNC in July but didn't get to make the trip.

"I was supposed to camp at UNC but I didn't get a chance to make it," he said "I went to camp at Florida this past week and I felt like I did pretty good."

On the recruiting front, Alexander is playing it low key right now but he does have several schools that he's keeping a close eye on, including NC State.

"I don't really have any favorites right now but some of the schools I'm looking at are Maryland, Florida, Kansas State, both of the North Carolina schools- UNC and NC State and Auburn. I would say UNC is recruiting me the hardest right now.

"As for State, they've got a lot of Florida kids and they've got a pretty strong football team right now.

Alexander said that he's in no rush to make a decision and will likely take his official visits before settling on a future college. He does know what will be important for him when that time comes.

"I really don't have a timetable for a decision. I'll probably take all my visits. I'm looking for somewhere I can go in and contribute early."

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