December 11, 2009

Alexander has a leader

College of the Canyons lineman Louiszell Alexander will be heading to the east coast weekend to check out one of the schools that is interested in his service for the next couple of years.

"Syracuse offered and I am going on a trip to Syracuse this Friday."

Alexander, 6-foot-5, 315-pounds likes what the Orange have to offer, but since he has not seen the school he relies on what the coaches tell him. The big offensive tackle likes what he has heard and read about the school.

"Right now I like the coaching staff and they seem real loyal. I have not been up there yet. I just like their coaching style and different things like that."

Offensive line coach Greg Adkins is recruiting Alexander for the Orange and he has built a solid relationship with the prospect.

"Coach Adkins is recruiting me," Alexander said. "It is real real good Coach Adkins and I have a great relationship."

With a visit coming this weekend what will Alexander be looking for on his trip?

"I am just going to be looking at the environment basically and how can I fit in with the people out there. The schooling and things like that, all of the assets that they have for me when it comes to school and then football. Basically I am just looking forward to the school and environment that is mostly it."

After Syracuse there is one more visit set up to New Mexico State and besides the two previous mentioned programs there is one more in the running. Even though three schools are left it looks like one has a big lead.

"I have another visit set up to New Mexico State set up on the 19th," Alexander stated. "The other school that is involved right now is Oregon. I am leaning towards Syracuse right now though because they have given me a good opportunity so far. I am leaning towards Syracuse."

With that being said will Alexander shut down the recruiting process this weekend and commit to the Orange?

"It might end up happening. If everything goes as planned it is a good chance if everything goes well. I feel like this is a place that I would want to play for two years and if I feel like that then yeah I might end up pulling the trigger. It is a very high chance."

If he does pick the Syracuse the Orange want him to stay at tackle and if needed he could play both spots, but he is more comfortable on one side.

"They want me to play right tackle. I can play both, but I am more comfortable at right."

Most JUCO prospects only have two seasons to make an impact at a new school, in this case though Alexander has some extra time.

"I have three years to play two. I have a redshirt year plus two years. I am ok with redshirting. If I need to learn the system and things like I am ok with it."

Stay tuned to for a recap of Alexander's visit to Syracuse.

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