UT 2012 Recruiting Spotlight

With 19 offers already, Alabama junior linebacker Kwon Alexander is getting an early lesson in the recruiting process. One of his fellow teammates apparently is trying to influence his decision. Go "Inside" to see what role Tennessee commitment Allan Carson is making on the talented athlete.

Learning from his elders is one thing that one of Alabama's best high school linebackers is taking in stride.

Oxford Alabama junior linebacker Kwon Alexander has been watching his older teammates and how they are coping with the recruiting process.

Alexander, a 6-foot-2, 215 pound outside linebacker, already has nineteen offers from almost every school in the SEC and surrounding conferences. He is currently rated as a five star prospect by Scout.com and is excited about the recruiting process.

"It's been good, it feels great having this many offers already," Alexander told InsideTennessee.com. "I'm working hard to stay humble and continue to work hard and improve my game."

One of the older players on his team that he is friends with is Tennessee commitment Allan Carson.

"Allan and I are great friends," Alexander said. "He is always recruiting me to be a Volunteer. He wants us to play at the same college. I plan on going up to Knoxville with him in the near future."

It appears that trip won't be his first time to Rocky Top.

"I went to a game there last year," Alexander noted. "It was great. It was definitely very loud."

That wasn't Alexander's only impressions of Knoxville.

"I really liked everyone I met there, everyone was very cool," Alexander said. "I know Coach Thompson their linebacker coach; he has been recruiting me hard for a while now."

Alexander has turned in some impressive numbers so far his junior season.

"I have over 155 tackles, 24 tackles for losses and 21 sacks."

His sophomore season he had 147 tackles with 91 solo, 51 tackles for loss, nine sacks, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

He currently has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas among his 19 early verbals.

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