Alexander said he and his mom and dad were able to spend a lot time with the staff, namely cornerbacks coach Kerry Cooks, defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and head coach Brian Kelly on the visit."The staff mainly expressed the need of cornerbacks," Alexander said. "There's a chance for early playing time, as well. They're still in the process of sorting our their cornerbacks rotation, especially because there's a new defensive coordinator." Notre Dame looked like it was done in this cycle at cornerback when it gained a commitment from four-star cornerback Nick Watkins of Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne, but with new defensive coordinator VanGorder on board, the Irish are looking to add another, specifically Alexander, in the 2014 class. "The defensive coordinator said with his scheme, he wants more cornerbacks on the roster," Alexander said. "There's going to be more nickel and dime packages, and it's going to be a lot more aggressive in the secondary." "It is obvious that he knows what he's talking about," Alexander added. "He knows all of the terminology and has a lot of NFL experience. As a player, I know that I would learn everything it takes to get to the NFL if he was my coach." Alexander has been clocked electronically in the 40-yard dash at 4.45 seconds. "Coach Kelly told me that they need punt and kick returners, and that would be the easiest way for me to get early playing time," Alexander added. "They like my speed." Alexander took his official visit to Stanford last weekend, and he'll visit Ole Miss this upcoming weekend. Until then, he's not playing favorites. "Until my last visit, I'm keeping everyone even," Alexander said. "Everyone is in it." Alexander plans to announce his final decision on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 5. Alexander is a three-star prospect. Click hereto get in-depth thoughts on Alexander from his high school coach. And, click here to discuss this story in our premium message boards.
Alexander sees a fit at Notre Dame
Notre Dame hosted three-star cornerback Terrence Alexander of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis on an official visit this weekend. The Irish officially offered Alexander in early January, and the 5-foot-10, 180-pound cornerback reciprocated Notre Dame's interest despite the Irish entering his radar late in the recruiting year. Alexander has a top three of Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Stanford, and he will announce his college destination on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 5. "I had a great weekend at Notre Dame," Alexander said. "I got to see the entire campus, hang out with some players and talk with all of the coaches." Alexander was hosted by true freshman cornerback Cole Luke on his official. "My host was Cole, and we hung out a lot with Jaylon Smith and Max Redfield," Alexander said. "I got really good vibes from those guys. They are good people and they really want to see each other succeed. It was good getting to know them."
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