Playing time important to Louisiana DB

Vanderbilt was one of the first to offer Louisiana standout defensive back Terrence Alexander. He's seen his offer list expand to 19 D-1 offers. The 5-foot-10, 177-pound cornerback out of heralded John Curtis Christian High School in River Ridge, La., is staying in touch with the Commodore staff and is hoping to make a visit to campus in the next few months.

Vanderbilt was one of the first to offer Louisiana standout defensive back Terrence Alexander. He's seen his offer list expand to 19 D-1 offers. The 5-foot-10, 177-pound cornerback out of heralded John Curtis Christian High School in River Ridge, La., is staying in touch with the Commodore staff and is hoping to make a visit to campus in the next few months.

"Earlier during the season I received the Vanderbilt offer," said Alexander. "I've been talking to Coach Pry and Coach LaMar (Morgan). They told me they're going to be losing some cornerbacks in the coming year. They've had success recruiting defensive backs out of Louisiana and want to continue the tradition. With my aggressiveness and skills, they believe I can come in and make an early impact.

"I really like Vanderbilt's new head coach. He's revived the program. They've been winning a couple of games against some of the top teams out there. You can tell they're coming up and are going to have a good team there. It's a great academic school too reach really caught my attention. I've been mostly talking with Coach LaMar. He's been keeping tabs on me during the spring asking me how everything's going. I haven't been able to visit yet, but we're talking and I'm hoping to take a visit this spring or over the summer."

Some of Alexander's offers include Arkansas, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Stanford, and Tennessee.

"It's a long process," he explained of his recruitment. "I'm still pretty open and taking my time to make the right decision. Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt have shown me a lot of love. I'm looking at the depth charts because I want at least the chance to play as a true freshman. If I go in and work hard I want to be a return specialist or something while I'm trying to get in the regular rotation in the secondary. Most of all, I want a good degree that means something and will help me out after college. I'll probably narrow it down to my top five going into my senior year"

In his second season as a starter for the John Curtis Christian Alexander had 48 tackles, three interceptions and 17 pass breakups. At the Rivals camps sponsored by Under Armour this past weekend in Birmingham, Ala. he was named on of the top performers. He also competed in the U.S. Army All-American Combine in January in San Antonio, Texas. This spring Alexander is running the 100 and 200 meter dash events as well as the 4 by 1 relay and the 4 by 2 relay. His 4 by 2 relay team is currently ranked third nationally.


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