2013 Signing Day: Mackensie Alexander Would be Smart to Choose Texas A&M

By Jeff Shull
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As 2013 signing day approaches, we are starting to see the 2013 recruiting classes take shape. The big boys are filling out their rosters for next season and the usual suspects are landing the premier recruits in the country. One school that has done well scooping up a bevy of talented players is Texas A&M, who already has 32 commits, a handful of which enrolled for spring classes. However, the prize on their recruiting list is left unsigned.

Mackensie Alexander, a five-star cornerback out of small town Immokalee, Florida, is one of the more interesting recruits in that he’s really not that interesting. He is reserved, quiet and tends to shy away from the spotlight rather than embrace it like many of his fellow high-level recruits. What he “lacks” in a flashy personality he makes up for it with his dominant play on the field. Despite the Aggies having several four-star recruits in their defensive secondary currently, Alexander would add much needed depth and could possibly take over as a starter early in his career.

Starting corners De’Vante Harris and Deshazor Everett are back, but the Aggies ranked 88th against the pass in 2012 and are losing their best weapon—Damontre Moore—to the NFL draft.

There is no doubt Alexander would be the prize of the 2013 class if he chooses A&M tomorrow (nationally televised from his high school on ESPNU), but they’ll have to be the winners over Clemson, Mississippi State and Auburn. The future definitely looks brightest at A&M out of those schools, and they are the only one with real national title aspirations for this season.

Will that be enough to persuade Alexander to College Station? Tune in tomorrow.

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