Discussion in 'LSU RECRUITING' started by tigerchick46, Feb 24, 2013.
According to Dandy Don......I have no idea about anything else, anyone know what kinda player he is?
Scout has him listed as a commitment, DD has him listed as player no. 51 within the state so i'm thinking he's gonna move up fast on Dandys list. lol
Probably the #2 LB in the state right behind Kenny Young. Fast and always around the ball and the staff has had many evaluations opportunities over the last year.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Donnie Alexander is used to being surrounded by high-end college talent.
Playing for Louisiana Class 4A state champion New Orleans Edna Karr, Alexander played on the same team as 2013 ESPN 300 prospects Standish Dobard (Miami (Fla) signee) and Noel Ellis (Texas A&M) and 2014 watch list prospects Gerald Willis III and Speedy Noil.
Count Alexander among the high-end Karr prospects.
Tom Hauck for ESPN.com
New Orleans linebacker Donnie Alexander committed to LSU on Sunday, becoming the fifth 2014 commit for the Tigers.
The 2014 linebacker was offered by LSU on a weekend trip to Baton Rouge. After returning home and talking it over with his mother, he decided to pull the trigger and commit.
"LSU's the school I always wanted to go to since I was small," he said. "I didn't really want to wait."
The name may be an unknown to fans, who were perhaps expecting one of the 12 Louisiana players on the ESPN Watch List to be the next to commit.
Truth be told, Alexander was surprised, too.
"I was (surprised)," he said. "I really wasn't expecting it. They like my speed. They like that I'm a good tackler. They like that I make plays."
In that regard, he is perhaps comparable to 2013 signee Duke Riley, who share's Alexander's smaller build, but speed that will allow him to be versatile in areas like pass coverage.
"I think I do have good coverage skills," he said. "I get good drops and I'll come up and stick a slot receiver."
And he knows how to win. Karr went unbeaten in 2014, beating a talented Monroe Neville team for the 4A title.
"At Karr, we strive toward winning and being successful young men," he said. "That's what our coaches preach to us. Now that we've won, we have to maintain, don't let it get to our head."
His former high school coach says Alexander might be a better prospect than all those other highly touted Karr guys...
Former Karr Coach Jabbar Juluke, now an
assistant at Louisiana Tech, has always
been high on Alexander, telling
NOLA.com | The Times-
Picayune recruiting analyst James Smith
last October that Alexander "may be a
better prospect than any of the other
(Karr) guys, including 'Speedy' -- at least
at his position with what he brings to the
table. A better recruit, I should say. He
will be a great college ball player that not
enough people are looking at right now."
He's an OLB and if Chavis wants him, you know he's awesome. Like Deion Jones, he probably won't get top-tier recruiting rankings because he's too small for NFL standards, but for Chavis standards...Chavis likes those smaller speedy OLBs that are great tacklers and playmakers like this guy and Jones
Gotta love the guys that have always bled Purple and Gold...
Alexander has wanted to
play for LSU since he was a small child,
which made his decision that much
"That's where I've always wanted to go,"
But with National Signing Day more than
11 months from now, does Alexander
plan to look around and take the five
official visits the NCAA allows?
"I'm not sure about that right now," he
answered. " The only thing I'm sure about
is that I'm 100 percent LSU."
Alexander is hoping to entice Cougar
teammates Gerald Willis and Devante
"Speedy" Noil (Nos. 3 and 4 on the
'Fantastic 40' ), two of the nation's top
players, to join him at LSU. They,
however, won't be the only prospects
"If they have an LSU offer, I want them,"
Chief is like another DC I know, he always said, "I want a kid that makes plays." Some look good, but don't make plays. I don't care how tall, fast, strong, etc. You can play football or you can't.
I can't !!
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