Vadal Alexander, who is a candidate to be Georgia’s No. 1 college football prospect on the offensive line, is favoring three SEC West schools as his leaders.
“It’s LSU, Alabama and Auburn that I like the most,” Alexander told the AJC. “I’m trying to get to know Miami and North Carolina better. But the top tier would be LSU, Alabama and Auburn because I know them better — they would be my leaders.”
The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder from Buford High School had around 25 early scholarship offers, including both Georgia Tech and UGA. Alexander hasn’t had contact with Georgia Tech in a couple of months. He is considering an unofficial visit to UGA to meet with coach Mark Richt this summer but hasn’t set a date.
“I’ve been around Georgia since I was in the ninth grade because we’ve had some Buford offensive lineman go to Georgia,” Alexander said. “I know the offensive line coach [Will Friend] well. I think Coach Richt is a great man. I always keep in communication with Georgia.
“Coach Richt wants me to come up there with my parents. I’ve been up there many times with my coaches and friends. My parents want to come up there, meet everybody and see the facility. I don’t know when, but hopefully this summer.”
Does UGA have a chance of cracking Alexander’s leaders? “I need to wait until I visit. I’m not sure yet. I’m still feeling things out. I still really like Georgia; it’s just that I love those other three schools right now.” Note: Alexander is aware of Georgia’s thinning depth on the offensive line but said it would not factor into his decision.
Vadal on his three leaders:
Alexander and Lithonia OL Joe Harris (click here) are considered among the state’s top offensive line prospects. Alexander has been on Buford’s varsity since the ninth grade, playing for three straight state championship teams (Buford has a current streak of four). Alexander said he has a 3.5 GPA and plans to major in Business.
Alexander plans to commit “sometime in the fall.”
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