Canyons tackle has Pac 10 offer

College of the Canyons produces a ton of D-1 talent every year and this year is no different. Besides all the skill players and defensive stalwarts, the Cougars also boast one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the entire state and Louiszell Alexander (6-5, 315) has the recruiting interest to prove it. caught up with the gifted o-lineman and he updated us on things...

Alexander prepped at Highland High School in Bakersfield, California and was unable to qualify for a D-1 scholarship, so he headed to the best JC program he could find.

"It was just a great opportunity," Alexander told about his decision to attend College of the Canyons. "The coaches here are great, it's a great environment, you can't ask for more than that and then the competition level every day in practice and who we face off against every week, that makes you that much better."

Last season, Alexander started 11 games at right tackle, but this year he is expecting to move to the left side.

"I can play on either side, it really doesn't matter to me," Alexander said. "I have quick feet and good technique so I'm a good pass-blocker and that's probably what I am best at, but I've been working really hard on my run-blocking this summer, in the weight room and in all the drills I am running this summer. It's been all about footwork, positioning and being explosive and I think it's going to make me that much more effective this year."

On the recruiting front, Alexander has one offer and he said that school leads for his services, although he's not even close to making a decision.

"Oregon offered me and I talk to them all the time," Alexander said. "They are the school recruiting me the hardest and they said they want me to come in and challenge for playing time right away. Since they've offered, they are the school I'm really looking hard at right now, but Washington has told me they are looking at me and I'm getting interest from Arizona State and Iowa State too and UCLA is sort of looking at me, but I'm not sure how interested they are at this point.

"Oregon leads, but I'm still open to everyone right now though and I want to take some official visits before I decide, so anyone that wants to recruit me is welcome to do it."

Alexander is on pace to finish his AA degree in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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