Recruiting update: Chris Alexander

Humble fullback Chris Alexander, No. 51 on <I>Heartland Recruiting's</I> early list of the top 120 athletes in the state, has the Horns near the top of his early list of favorites.

Texas A&M sits atop the list for Alexander because, he said, he has a couple ties to Aggieland.

Alexander knows A&M cornerback Sammy Davis from seeing the 1999 Humble graduate around the Wildcats’ locker room. But the 6-foot, 230-pound back likens his abilities to those of former Aggie fullback Ja’Mar Toombs.

"He’s a big powerful fullback," Alexander said. "I’m a powerhouse fullback, and ‘aint scared to hit."

Alexander, who said he runs 4.6 in the 40-yard dash, has watched several Texas A&M games, and likes the way head coach R.C. Slocum uses the fullback in his offense.

"They use [the fullback] as more than just a blocker," Alexander said. "He gets to run the ball, too. The fullback is more involved in their offense."

As a junior last season, Alexander said he split time in the backfield as a ball carrier and a lead blocker for 2,000-yard rusher Jackie Battle.

Alexander has never visited College Station, but said he plans on attending a football camp at Texas A&M this summer.

He did have a chance to visit Austin for the Longhorns’ Orange-White scrimmage last month, and said he visited the facilities and spoke with a few players.

He said he doesn’t feel worried that Texas has become a pass-oriented team. The Horns, despite an offense that doesn’t utilize its fullback like A&M does, are No. 2 on his list.

"If I go up there, and perform like I should, I should get in the offense," Alexander said of possibly playing at Texas.

Alexander is also considering Ole Miss.

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