Has Notre Dame edged Stanford for Alexander?

Three-star cornerback Terrence Alexander of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian welcomed Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly into his home on Monday night. With a week until Signing Day, Terrence's father gives the latest on where his son stands with recruitment.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly was in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday night visiting three-star cornerback Terrence Alexander and his family. Alexander, who was offered by Notre Dame in early January and took an official visit to South Bend two weekends ago, will decide among Ole Miss, Notre Dame and Stanford on National Signing Day.

"The visit went very well," Bandele Alexander, Terrence's father, said. "It was better than expected, to be honest. He really did his homework and had answers for every one of our questions. He didn't shy away from any of them."

One of the main talking points was how Kelly sees Alexander fitting into Notre Dame's defense.

"Well, Terrence does have a chance for some early playing time," Bandele said. "With this new defensive coordinator, Notre Dame will be playing a lot more man coverage. There will be five defensive backs on the field quite often."

Heading into Monday night, the Cardinal had positioned itself as the team to beat, but Notre Dame closed a lot of ground.

"From Terrence's point of view, it [the in-home visit] made things real interesting," Bandele said. "Stanford has been recruiting Terrence longer, but Notre Dame is making it tough."

For Terrence, who has placed academics has his No. 1 priority throughout the recruiting process, Notre Dame and Stanford both are gleeming options in that sense.

"This game doesn't last long," Bandele said. "The degree is so important."

"It will be how comfortable he feels with the school," Alexander added. "That will really be the deciding factor. It won't have anything to do with distance. He's never been like that."

Alexander will announce his decision on National Signing Day at 11:30 EST live on on ESPN.

"We'll think it over as a family this week," Bandele said. "But, it's Terrence's decision. It's where he feels most comfortable."

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