If you heard somebody screaming in the distance on Monday afternoon, it may have been LSU coach Les Miles.
Vadal Alexander, one of the Georgia’s most heavily-recruited college football prospects, committed to LSU over Auburn and Alabama. The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder from Buford High School was ranked by some as the state’s No. 1 OL prospect.
Alexander called all three of his finalists on Monday, and got an enthusiastic reaction from Miles.
“It was great,” Alexander told the AJC. “He was ecstatic. He was screaming and yelling, you know, only like Coach Miles can do. He is very outgoing. He was happy and he was definitely screaming.”
Miles had plenty to hoop and holler about. LSU rallied to edge Auburn for Alexander’s services.
“I had taken my official visits to Alabama and Auburn, and going into this past weekend’s trip to LSU, Auburn was leading,” Alexander said. “But I went to LSU and it just clicked for me. It was one of those things that I just knew when I left from Louisiana on Sunday evening. It was the atmosphere, the coaches, and everything. There was nothing negative about LSU, It was all positive.”
Alexander is a native of New Orleans, and lived in Louisiana until he was three years old. His father played college football at Nichols State. Alexander said the Louisiana connection did not affect his college decision. “No, it really didn’t. I went into my official visits with an open mind. Everybody was even and got their chance. Being from Louisiana wasn’t a factor.”
What position will Alexander play on LSU’s offensive line? “They see me as a tackle but I would play any position that they need me to play. I would play tackle or guard.”
Buford High School is the four-time defending Class AA state champions in Georgia. It has nine players that have either been offered by or committed to major colleges, including linebacker Dillon Lee (committed to Alabama) and tight end Kurt Freitag (Alabama, Florida or maybe FSU).
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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