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Mackensie Alexander Picks Clemson over Trio of SEC Schools

Mackensie Alexander

Lexey Swall – Naples Daily News

Mississippi State was thought to be the early favorite for Mackensie Alexander (Immokalee, Fl, Immokalee) after hosting the number-four ranked recruit according to ESPN after he visited Starkville, but after Alexander and his twin brother, Mackenro threw a late curve ball into the recruiting world, no one could get a grasp on where Alexander was leaning.

Alexander and his brother Mackenro were thought to be a package deal and would attend the same school together and Mississippi State was one of the schools to offer scholarships to both brothers, but now that Mackensie announced that he wants to be his own man and go to separate schools that was perceived to hurt their chances in the pursuit of Mackensie.

Auburn, Clemson and Texas A&M were the finalists for Mackensie in addition to the Bulldogs, but during his announcement, Mackensie spurned the SEC schools and is committing to Clemson where he and Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Sweeney established a special relationship.

After donning the Clemson hat, he wasted no time in making a bold proclamation and announced a national championship is coming to Clemson, so the nation’s No. 4 player certainly isn’t shy or lacking any confidence.

He is a true playmaker in every sense of the word and has elite ball skills and he has a chance to step in right away as a true freshman and compete for a starting spot on a team that can be a contender to make the BCS National Championship because of Tajh Boyd returning at quarterback.

Auburn got in to the Alexander sweepstakes late, but still managed to get a commitment from Mackenro, a three-star safety, and A&M was not expecting to get a pledge form Alexander, but this is a tough blow for Mississippi State who hoped Alexander would fill the void left by the graduation of Thorpe award winner, Johnthan Banks, but now will have to look elsewhere as Clemson gets a warrior of a player.

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