OT Vadal Alexander commits to LSU over Auburn and Alabama

Buford High School's Vadal Alexander (AJC photo by Michael Carvell)

Buford High School's Vadal Alexander (AJC photo by Michael Carvell)

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).

FLASHBACK: UGA’s recruitment of NFL rookie QB sensation Cam Newton (click on story link)

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159 comments Add your comment

JAWJeRDAWG

October 10th, 2011
2:39 pm

And Tide Roll says ??

Coach Sebastian Moore

October 10th, 2011
2:43 pm

I didn’t think that LSU hit Georgia this hard in recruiting. Louisiana produces a large quantity of athletes and so does east Texas and Arkansas. Not bad Coach Miles. Not bad.

Vampire Bill

October 10th, 2011
2:45 pm

Glad it’s not bama

DawginLex

October 10th, 2011
2:51 pm

tide roll

This is another in a long list of recruiting failures for Bama on the offensive line.

Gotta be concerned

LSU jumps Bama in the polls
LSU jumps Bama on the field
LSU jumps Bama in recruiting

Serious issues abound

cantondawg

October 10th, 2011
2:57 pm

Tide Roll says it’s time to copy and paste the same old rant for the 395th time.

gbal

October 10th, 2011
2:57 pm

Did UGA offer this guy?

Bama Stan

October 10th, 2011
2:58 pm

I’d say Tide Roll has absolutely taken over these message boards when people await his presence. He is dominating these message boards like Bama is raping the state of Georgia for talent. Tide Roll owns the Dawg Nation! Congrats to Vadal Alexander. He’s a good looking kid. We would’ve liked to have gotten him at Bama but we’ve already got Brandon Green and just about every other top prospect out of Georgia this year. ROLL TIDE!

Michael Carvell

October 10th, 2011
3:00 pm

@gbal, yes UGA offered Vadal Alexander, as did Georgia Tech. He had around 30 offers.

COACH MT

October 10th, 2011
3:02 pm

YAL ARE PUPPETS TO TIDE ROLL. WHY GIVE THAT CLOWN SO MUCH RESPECT? ?

JAWJeRDAWG

October 10th, 2011
3:02 pm

Bama Stan

You Tide Roll’s newest, bestest brother?

Brown Dog

October 10th, 2011
3:07 pm

JAWJeRDAWG: I wouldn’t go that far. But Bama Stan has a point. This may be the first time in history that a board game-planned around a poster.

That makes Tide Roll the online equivalent of Lawrence Taylor.

OC_Dawg

October 10th, 2011
3:12 pm

I thought I read somewhere that Vadal is from LA.

JAWJeRDAWG

October 10th, 2011
3:13 pm

Brown Dog

Naw, don’t think this is a ‘board game-planned around a poster’.

Tide Roll just seemingly spews his racial hatred for all things UGA lineman-recruiting based.

Just my, and quite a few other’s HO.

BurytheBone

October 10th, 2011
3:14 pm

Good luck kid. Should be fun to play for Coach M. Would’ve liked to had your services in Athens, I hope they don’t end up on probation. Inside sources say the NCAA is doing alot digging into the LSU program. I guess when you have players that assualt people its to be expected. Not to rain on your parade. You still have time to change your mind.

AnnapolisDawg

October 10th, 2011
3:16 pm

Would have been nice to have him stay in state but I can’t blame the kid. They’re having a great season and the entire state of Louisiana gets behind their college and pro football teams. Now maybe we should be visiting some Louisiana Gumbo eating OL’s in the next couple of weeks to offer a big fresman the chance to start immediately between the hedges. Has to be a recruit that wasn’t too excited about this commit…

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
3:16 pm

BAMA………………………………………..Will still have a better recruiting class than UGA and have better records.

Would have liked to have had this guy, but Their are plenty more to be had. We have 6 players from GEORGIA so far.

GEORGIA is far behind BAMA in recruiting.

SCOUT…………………………UGA not listed………………………………BAMA 4TH

RIVALS…………………………UGA rated 20th…………………………….BAMA 5TH

JC

October 10th, 2011
3:19 pm

No surprise there…. He’s been LSU’s to lose for forever (he’s from New Orleans).

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
3:21 pm

Vampire Bill ……………………………Glad it’s not bama

Every school in the SEC feels the same way.

Why ?…………………………………………When you are the SEC’s most successful program then you will have haters from every school.

We do not mind, because it just shows than we have won in the past and are doing it in the future.

1980……………………………Was such a long time ago with HUSCHEL WALKER.

STILL LIVING IN THE PAST.

moops

October 10th, 2011
3:22 pm

Kid has wanted to go out of state, UGA was never a player for his services. Would have been nice to have him, but some kids no matter what, just want to get away.

Best of luck at LSU.

McDawg

October 10th, 2011
3:27 pm

wow-Saban blew that one

Kyle

October 10th, 2011
3:32 pm

He looks soft. Tigers can have him.

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
3:36 pm

What follows is the list of the 10 winningest programs in the history of the game, ranked by total wins. The list is current through the end of the 2010 season.

1. Michigan: 877-304-38
2. Texas: 845-321-34
3. Notre Dame: 837-291-42
4. Nebraska: 827-341-41
5. Ohio State: 819-308-53
6. Alabama: 813-316-43
7. Penn State 812-351-43
8. Oklahoma: 796-305-53
9. Tennessee: 783-333-55
10. USC: 774-307-54

BAMA has a winning record against every SEC opponent …………………….Even against TX A&M.

BAMA leads GEORGIA……………………………….36 WINS………………..25 LOSES.

It is OK to hate BAMA…………………………………..WE DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU THINK

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
3:40 pm

BAMA program is what UGA would like to be………………………………But can not. Never have and never will be as good and as successful.

HATERS just give BAMA motivation.

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
3:43 pm

I believe the rotation with THE SEC EAST (LEAST) is every 4-5 years that they play.

That means that if you won every game against BAMA for the 11 wins to catch up……………………………………Most of you would be DEAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now that was FUNNY !!!!!!!!!!!

The Most Interesting Man in the World

October 10th, 2011
3:47 pm

What’s the deal with Buford kids not heading to UGA? Is it their coach? Is there some bad blood between Garner or another UGA coach? It seems the players coming out don’t have UGA even in their top 3.

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
3:50 pm

Read it and WEEP.

“I’ll beat you with my team today, and I’ll beat you with your team tomorrow.”

“At Alabama, our players don’t win Heisman Trophies. Our teams win National Championships.”

“If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, ‘Roll, Tide, Roll!’”

“It’s an old story. You stick your head above the crowd, and you’re going to have people trying to knock your block off.”

“Sure I’d like to beat Notre Dame, don’t get me wrong. But nothing matters more than beating that cow college on the other side of the state.”

“What the hell’s the matter with you people down there? Don’t y’all take your football seriously?” [Coach Bryant, upon calling Auburn at 6 AM only to find out that none of the coaches were in their offices yet.]

“Here’s a 20, bury two.” [Coach Bryant, after being asked to chip in 10 dollars to help cover the cost of a sportswriters funeral.]

“When you’re No. 1, you don’t play for the tie.”

BurytheBone

October 10th, 2011
3:57 pm

@01HAWK, Bama another program that will soon find themselves on probation……. Now thats funny. Talk about living in the past. I think thats pretty much all your post are about.

DawginLex

October 10th, 2011
4:03 pm

Quoting a dead coach

ANOTHER CRIMSON TIDE POINT OF PRIDE

DawginLex

October 10th, 2011
4:05 pm

Bama Stan

Bama getting every top prospect out of Georgia?

Delusional much?

I picture you as about a 5 foot nothing 100 pound nothing who never played any sports who dresses all preppy to try and attract the girls but always fails.

Never went to college, much less Alabama and lives vicariously through a cheating cesspool of a program that has always cheated and always will.

Fat Friar

October 10th, 2011
4:06 pm

If Bama had to give up their conference and so called national championships every time they have been put on probation they wouldn’t even have one of each. When you have to cheat to win them they’re not worth anything.

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
4:08 pm

Last Championship was 2009 and 1992…………………………….And yours…………………….1980

Who is living in the past ?

LagDawg

October 10th, 2011
4:10 pm

Instant playing time at UGA. Good luck kid.

bobby

October 10th, 2011
4:11 pm

THIS WAS NOT A SURPRISE. THIS YOUNG MAN IS FROM LOUISANA AND LOUISANA HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS ARE VERY LOYAL TO LSU IT IS HARD TO GET A 4 OR 5 STAR PLAYER TO LEAVE THAT STATE. NICK SABAN HAS STRONGER LOUISANA TIES THAN ANY COACH IN THE SEC AND CAN’T GET NOTHING OUT OF THERE. UGA HAD NO CHANCE WITH THIS KID.

PT

October 10th, 2011
4:13 pm

Most interesting Man – They want to win. They don’t feel UGA gives them the best opportunity.

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
4:21 pm

It os OK to hate on the most successful SEC football program…………………………………All UGA fans just CALM DOWN……………………………..GET OVER IT.

BigTimeTechFan

October 10th, 2011
4:21 pm

LSU, oh come on, he should have gone to GEORGIA TECH, but my guess is he wants playing time early. Tech is loaded with young OL and he may not have seen the field for about 4 years.

Wish him all the best at LSU, maybe Tech will play against him in a Bowl game.

BurytheBone

October 10th, 2011
4:24 pm

@01HAWK, Last time i checked it was 2011…….

DawginLex

October 10th, 2011
4:24 pm

ALABAMA FANS = IGNORANT

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
4:27 pm

BurytheBone ……………………………………You will be buried before UGA catches up with BAMA. LOL…………………………………..If they ever do.

BurytheBone

October 10th, 2011
4:29 pm

@01HAWK. Why did your beloved bama go out and hire Saban anyway……………………………Because you sucked before

PT

October 10th, 2011
4:30 pm

Paddy

October 10th, 2011
4:30 pm

Don’t believe you will hear from tide roll on this subject.

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
4:31 pm

DawginLex ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,UGA FANS = DILLUSIONAL

BurytheBone

October 10th, 2011
4:32 pm

01HAWK , Enjoy you time on top, I know i do with your mom

JAWJeRDAWG

October 10th, 2011
4:33 pm

Paddy

TR is obviously ‘off’ today.

NCBulldawg86

October 10th, 2011
4:34 pm

Ummmm… to the DA who is talking up Alabama’s class compared to where UGA’s ranks. Well, when you go 6-7 last year, and you have coaches talking up the “Hot Seat” issue about our HC, the class will have a bit of a fall off. Now that UGA is winning a bit, and we all know winning cures all, maybe, just maybe UGA secures a few folks that are still major targets before it is all said and done. But get out of here with the pissing contest. I mean, Alabama has had a MNC two years ago, two undefeated seasons, and has been winning. UGA, not so much. Is it that difficult to reason why the disparity? DA!!!

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
4:39 pm

NCBulldawg86 ……………………………..Exactly……………………..But you have so many delusional UGA fans that do not want to admit the truth.

Hey, this blog is fun for me. I get a kick out of it. No hard feelings, just telling the truth about both programs.

Pissing contest……………………..Not hardly, JUST THE FACTS.

01HAWK

October 10th, 2011
4:40 pm

BurytheBone …………………………Shows you have no class at all.

Tide Roll

October 10th, 2011
4:42 pm

ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME!? YOU GET DALLAS LEE AND KOLTON HOUSTON FROM BUFORD, AND LOSE VADAL ALEXANDER TO LSU!? NICE PIPELINE BOOBOO AND FRIEND, AKA “THE CHEWTOBACCO BROTHERS”. THAT MAKES UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICAN BRANDON GREENE TO ALABAMA, JOE HARRIS TO SOUTH CAROLINA, (Where incidently, he plans to kick UGA’s butt in the same manner Atlanta Creekside product and future NFL 1st rounder ROKEVIOUS WATKINS has done the past two years) and now ALEXANDER! Maybe,just maybe, Richt/Bobo can land Avery Young, but if they do so it’s because the kid’s mother lives in Cuthbert, which is a big Bulldog town.They’ll deliver the kid, not Richt or Bobo. But Young’s crazy if he commits to Georgia. Politics will see to it that he carries Watts Danzler’s helmet for the next four years.Talent and ability has NOTHING to do with it. It’s “THE GEORGIA WAY”‘ you know. You guys are great. You’re going with Dantzler, Dabell and Theus rather than Greene, Avery Young and Alexander!!! Richt is certifiable, along with his sidekick, BoBo the clown! This is why UGA always sucks! How do ya’ll stand it? It’s got to be tough being a dawg. Anyway, thanks for the stud. We’ll groom GREENE to play left tackle for us just like Hepzibah, Georgia and 1st round NFL pick JAMES CARPENTER did. UNBELIEVABLE!

Tdawg

October 10th, 2011
4:58 pm

Do you dawg fans ever wonder why it is that every time these Bama idiots whip on a player, they get on here and biouch and moan and groan and cry and cut Georgia down. That’s what small kids do whenever they don’t get what they want. What is truly amazeing to me is why on God’s green earth would a kid want to go to Alabama of all places. California, New York, maybe even Flordia, but Alabama. I suppose that weak arse class work really works well for Alabama. We know why they go to Auburn. The asking price must have been a bit to steep for the Tigers or Eagles or whatever the heck they are.

So Vidal lived in New Orleans for how many years? Until he turned 3. You got to be kidding me. He lived there until he was a hole 3 years old. Just curious, but where did he live after he turned 3 years old? It’s a good thing that he didn’t live in Georgia for 15 years or LSU wouldn’t have had a chance in hedes of getting him.