UNC Among Alexander's Top Three

BURKE, Va. --- Following his summer visits, three schools are sticking out to Aramis "A.J." Alexander, a 2015 wide receiver from Lake Braddock High School.

"UVa of course is sticking out, because I have the offer from there," Alexander said. "Penn State is really a nice school. UNC is also a nice school. Those are the three big ones right now. Hopefully I can broaden my horizons as far as colleges are concerned."

Thus far, Alexander, a 6-foot-2, 208-pounder, has visited Maryland, UNC, Penn State, and Virginia. He'll slow down his travels during the football season with only UNC and Virginia on the docket.

Alexander made his first and only visit to UNC in July for the Tar Heels' one-day camp.

"The program was really good – they have a really good football program," Alexander said. "We had a tour around the facilities. It's a really beautiful campus," Alexander said. "The indoor facilities are really nice. The new outdoor turf they've installed is nice.

"We got to look at the history of all the players that went there, how many players that are in the [National Football] League right now, how many players were in the League just from UNC alone, which is a really cool thing. They put a lot of players in the League. Hopefully, I can follow suit."

In order for Alexander to follow suit, UNC would have to offer. Virginia is the only school to have offered him.

"Coach [Blake] Anderson, the quarterbacks coach, was talking to me about it before the camp started," Alexander said. "During the school year started, he told me how they're really interested in me and hopefully I could maybe get an offer. They said they were still interested in me after the camp, so hopefully I'll get an offer soon. I'm going to send some [junior] tape in and see what I can get out of it."

UNC, of course, is the school Alexander's quarterback – Caleb Henderson - is verbally committed to.

"You know Caleb, he's a pretty dominant personality," Alexander said with a laugh. "So, he's going to try to convince you to go to the school that he's going to. There's nothing wrong with that, but when I make my college choice it's going to be based on me. It would be pretty cool to go to the same school as my high school quarterback, though."

Since wide receiver is the only position Alexander has truly played – and he excelled at it to the tune of 75 receptions for 741 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore – every school is recruiting him exclusively for that position. In addition to his receiver duties, he'll start at cornerback this fall for Lake Braddock.

"Hopefully I can get recruited for both [positions] and be a more versatile athlete," Alexander said. "That's what I'm looking forward to."

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