RECRUITING: OU making late run at Louisiana LB

Baton Rouge, Louisiana LB Rufus Alexander wants to hear more from OU


Alexander is one of the best kept secrets in the country. A prototype outside linebacker, Alexander has the physical skills that all college coaches look for.

A two-year starter, Alexander transferred to Christian Life after his sophomore season at West Minister in Appolousa. As a sophomore Rufus started at outside linebacker and then sat out his junior season when he transferred to Christian Life.

Alexander doesn't keep up with his statistics, but he has already been named first team all-region and all-district. This past summer Alexander went to the Alabama and LSU camps and performed well.

He benches 325 pounds, squats 510 and he has a 31-inch vertical jump. Alexander also starts in hoops and averages 20 ppg.

JH: How has recruiting gone for you so far?

RA: It is going real well. I have already visited Texas officially and Alabama unofficially. Texas is a real good school and I am right now torn between Texas and Alabama.

I have set up visits with Texas A&M, Alabama (12-7) and Ole Miss officially, and unofficially I hope to go to Georgia Tech and Arkansas.
I have just started hearing from Oklahoma and last night was the first night I talked to them. They have just started to recruit me and I would like to hear more from them.

JH: Are you considering visiting Oklahoma?

RA: I don't know, it depends. I have to talk to my coach and see what he thinks. He helps me with my recruiting. I don't know if it is to late or not. I guess it is not, but again I need to talk to my coach.

JH: Who has offered you?

RA: Texas, Alabama and Texas A&M have all offered me thus far.

Alexander has qualified.

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