Mackenro Alexander's Top Choices are Mississippi State, West Virginia

By Jeric Griffin
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There are two very talented twin football recruits down in the everglade region of Florida who are often described with the adjective mysterious. Both of them have offers from teams in various FBS conferences, but neither has uttered a word about his intent. Although Mackenro Alexander is often overshadowed by his slightly more talented brother, Mackensie, he’s got a bright football future ahead of him. That future can be made even brighter if he chooses the right school out of his top four, which include West Virginia and Mississippi State.

Alexander plays cornerback, so West Virginia is a great option if he wants to play right away. The Mountaineers have a ball-hawking safety named Karl Joseph that will demand all the attention in the secondary, which would allow a talented freshman like Alexander to take a starting cornerback job from Brodrick Jenkins, who had a very disappointing 2012 season. Alexander could also out-battle Darwin Cook and Terrell Pinson for the other starting cornerback spot. Neither of those players are anywhere close to being locks for 2013.

Mississippi State had a pleasantly surprising 2012 season for the most part, which makes them an enticing option for a player like Alexander. What makes the Bulldogs an even better team for Alexander is the fact both of their starting cornerbacks are gone and the youngster would have very favorable matchups in trying to beat out Jamerson Love and Taveze Calhoun for a starting spot.

Kentucky and Auburn are Alexander’s other two options, but neither of those those offer him what West Virginia and Mississippi State do. Of course, if his brother chooses the only common team on their lists–Mississippi State–that could affect his decision if both players could start right away. Now that would be something.

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