Ben Alexander: 'You Can't Beat Texas'

Three star DT prospect Ben Alexander has been hard at work this summer getting ready for a run at a State Championship. But that and his Texas pledge haven't stopped several schools from keeping in touch.

The Hanna HS prospect hasn't received any more scholarship offers since committing to Texas back on June 9th. "No schools have offered me since I committed to Texas, but Kansas State sends me a lot of letters."

Ben is still being heavily recruited by three schools in particular. "Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Florida contact me a lot via text message," he said. "Coach Weis from Notre Dame, Coach Chavis from Tennessee, and Coach Meyer from Florida are the guys that contact me. They basically just let me know how they are each doing in particular and keep me updated. I don't respond."

The South Carolina standout keeps in good contact with the Texas Coaching Staff. "I talk to Coach Brown about every week and a half," said Alexander. "I just give him a call to let him know how everything is going."

Alexander considers himself a firm commitment to Texas. "You can't beat Texas," he said. "Texas has so much to offer and I can't wait to be a part of the university." He went on to say that Texas will be his only official visit.

Ben has been hard at work getting ready for the upcoming season. "I've been lifting weights, running, swimming, and I participated in a Texas Camp to get me prepared for the upcoming season," he said. "I've just been getting in shape." Alexander is up to a 385 bench press max, which is an increase of 50 pounds since the end of the 2004 season.

"We start back school tomorrow," he added. "We have a scrimmage against Wade Hampton HS and I believe I'll play 2-3 series. We're also picked to have the best defense in the state and all of our defensive line are ranked in the Top 100 Prospects in South Carolina."

The big-time prospect just simply wants to focus on the upcoming season. "I'm glad to have the recruiting process behind me. I'm going to Texas and now I want to focus on winning a state championship before I leave."

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