Top CB Alexander back on market

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Immokalee cornerback Mackensie Alexander has decommitted from Tennessee.

Any volunteers?

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He is one of the top-rated prospects at his position, sitting at No. 56 in the Rivals100 and currently holding 17 offers. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder has an impressive junior highlight reel and is being pursued by programs across the country, including Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, USC and the Big Three in Florida.

The Gators — who are the favorite at this time — will get the first shot at Alexander since his decommitment. He’s scheduled to unofficially visit next weekend and take in spring practice. It will be his third time seeing Gainesville this year.

Alexander attended Florida’s junior days in January and February, and things got interesting on the latter trip. He had a long meeting with UF coach Will Muschamp and was the last visitor to leave campus.

The staff picked up six public commitments that day and there has been speculation Alexander was lucky No. 7. Whether he went silent or stuck with the Vols is unknown, but that’s all irrelevant now.

Alexander is a priority moving forward for Florida, which needs to stock up on offensive players in 2013 and be selective about who it takes in the secondary. With two safeties already secured in Keanu Neal and Nick Washington, the Gators are looking to add two to three corners in this class.

Some other targets include Vernon Hargreaves III (Tampa, Fla./Wharton), Tre Bell (Jersey City, N.J./St. Peters Prep), Brendan Langley (Marietta, Ga./Kell), Will Likely (Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central) and Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos De Niza).

29 COMMENTS

  1. I just watched his HL film for the first time today and WOW,WOW,WOW!! He is so explosive. He will be a lock down corner and elite punt returner from Day 1 IMO. He has as much talent as ANY cb I have EVER seen. Super Star!!

  2. […] Florida is thought to lead for Alexander at the moment and there was even some chatter that he silently committed during the Gators’ six-commit Junior Day back in February. A number of schools will compete for his services, including Alabama and Notre Dame, but Florida is in good shape at the moment. […]

  3. I think this young man wants and should be a GATOR! He would be very welcome and I think he would play a lot as a freshman! He’s a real talent. Hope he makes the right choice, does the Gator Chomp and comes on down! GO GATORS!!!!!!

  4. i can’t get over how funny the fsu-uf game will be this year. you guys will probably get shutout. and that is just pathetic. almost makes me feel sorry for you folks over in gainesville. the big boys over in the capital city are back to dominating the little boys over in the craphole known as gainesville.

  5. Incorrect. Florida’s defense is average. FSU’s is arguably the finest in the nation coming into 2012. Five-stars are every position, and great coaching in Mark Stoops.

    Florida, your defense looked good against a completely depleted FSU offensive line. Let Rick Trickett have a full year (or nine months) to work with a healthy group of boys. And then play us.

    It won’t even be close, and you know it. There is no way you move the ball against us this year. It will be a joke.

  6. When the “big boys” in Tallahassee can finally beat unranked Wake Forest, give us a call back.

    Btw Jack, UF has recruited more ESPN 150 players than any other school on average in the nation over the last fives years, and could possibly start up to six five star players on defense this year. Oh, btw, who had a consensus top 5 class? UF did, over FSU consenseus top 10 class. Also, let us know how many don;t qualify for FSU… again, and then are counted against your following class for more of the noles’ smoke and mirror “top recruiting classes”. LOL!

    When you can actually give us some good smack besides this dribble you’ve got, let us know.

  7. Gator Todd:

    Three in a row come November. Driscull or Briset against our defense will be HILARIOUS.

    It’s GREAT to be a Seminole. It must SUCK to be a Gator.

    I wouldn’t know–I didn’t attend college in the craphole known as Gainesville.

  8. To my fellow Gator commentors: Don’t lower yourselves to sniping back & forth with anti-gator fans and getting personal. Very childish. Ignore Jacky Boy and his ilk, and instead keep the comments interesting and thoughtful about the Gators.

  9. […] Florida is thought to lead for Alexander at the moment and there was even some chatter that he silently committed during the Gators’ six-commit Junior Day back in February. A number of schools will compete for his services, including Alabama and Notre Dame, but Florida is in good shape at the moment. […]