"I didn't want to wait any longer because I knew NC State was right for me," said Alexander. "I called McCollum and told him I was committing. He was real excited... said he was happy to I'm coming. I'm going to talk with coach O'Brien tonight and let him know as well."
Alexander had narrowed his list to NC State and Louisville before visiting both programs. The visit to NC State left an impression on the talented athlete.
"It was great," said Alexander. "My favorite part was going around the campus and looking at their facilities. I also liked their game against Miami. I liked how their defense swarms to the football and their offense is very productive.
"Their quarterback, Russell Wilson, is the truth. He's just a freshman... I just liked how he played with the defense. He makes the defense do whatever he wants them to do and if he doesn't like what he sees he takes off and makes all kinds of plays."
"NC State looks like they are on the rise to something great," he said. "They beat Miami... come on now, how many teams can say they beat Miami like that? They beat every team in North Carolina this year too. They are going to be real good next year."
NC State linebackers coach Andy McCollum recruited Alexander for the Wolfpack. A standout at wide receiver, tailback, and cornerback, Alexander is a versatile athlete capable of playing a variety of positions.
"I talked a lot with coach McCollum," he stated. "He was telling me that they need some receivers, and they were saying that at cornerback I could also maybe get a spot early."
Wolfpack head coach Tom O'Brien also played a role in Alexander's decision.
"Coach O'Brien was telling us how he's been at four schools in 35 years. He showed us the graduation rates they had at Boston College and they were very impressive. We really talked about academics too. I'm probably going to major in sports medicine with a minor in music."
Pack Pride will have more from Alexander in the near future so stay tuned!