Other Programs Pursuing Alexander

Victor Alexander committed to UCLA last fall and since then many other schools have offered him. The 2015 linebacker is happy with his pledge, but he does have some things to think about...

Since committing to UCLA last fall, Victor Alexander has added offers from several programs including Florida, Miami, Cincinnati, North Carolina, South Florida, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

"UCLA is really at the top right now, but I'm somewhat keeping my options open. Everything is coming in everything will come in, so by my senior year, I'll be able to make my final, solid decision. Right now, UCLA is it," Alexander said.

The 5-foot-10, 220-pound linebacker appreciates how UCLA was the first big program to recognize his ability and give him an offer.

"The coaching staff, the way they are more of a family instead of everyone about themselves, and how they came out to me all the way in Florida to give me my first big-time offer, that means a lot," he said.

The Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian standout hasn't visited the Bruins yet, but he's hoping to next month. If not, he'll certainly take an official visit there. While it's odd to see a player commit to a school they haven't visited, Alexander said he did plenty of research on UCLA.

"I was really looking at how big the class sizes are, how big the campus is, but that's something I also have to see when I get out there," he said.

Alexander says it will take a lot to sway him from his UCLA pledge, but admits that Florida, Miami, and Virginia Tech will likely be the other schools he looks into. Picking up that Florida offer meant a lot to him.

"It's big, it's in Florida, so my family is closer. Florida has always been a school I've thought about, so (getting that offer) was really big," he said.

Miami is another in-state school he'll give a look.

"Miami, my favorite linebacker, Ray Lewis came from that school. It really tells me I can learn a lot. That's a school I really have to consider because they have a really strong defensive history," he said.

Trinity Christian 2014 receiver Isaiah Ford just signed with Virginia Tech. Alexander was able to visit the Hokies for a recent junior day and really enjoyed his time in Blacksburg. "It was really nice, the campus is not too big, not too small, everything is in close proximity, so I liked it," he said.

He'll be keeping a few things in mind as he evaluates all of his options.

"(I'm looking for) family first and being able to play with the team that I fit best in and a coaching staff that can work with me," he said.

Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest on Victor Alexander and his recruitment.


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