Mackensie Alexander, one of the top cornerbacks in the nation, made a commitment to Tennessee on January 11, but everything changed with his recruitment when his childhood favorite came through with an offer.
“They offered two or three weeks ago. Clemson is my favorite school. When they offered it was like yes,” said Alexander.
The 5-11, 175 pound corner has like the Tigers ever since he started watching football.
“Ever since I was a little kid I have been watching them. I liked the defensive backs they had back in the day. I just grew up watching Clemson. I have always liked them since I was little,” said Alexander.
Where does he stand with his verbal commitment to Tennessee?
“I am committed to Tennessee right now, but Clemson is my favorite school. When Clemson offered it made me think. I am really looking at them and high on them,” said Alexander.
Mackensie plans to give the Tigers a visit.
“I am definitely going to take a visit to Clemson,” said Alexander.
Which other visits does the prize recruit expect to take?
“I am going to take one to Clemson and Tennessee for sure. My list will come out pretty soon. As of right now I am high on those two schools. I like Florida as well,” replied Alexander.
Coach Elliott is recruiting the Florida standout for the Tigers.
“We are real close. That is my buddy there. We talk real well. He keeps it honest with me and I like that,” said Alexander.
The offers continue to flood in for the top defensive back.
“I have a lot. I don’t have a count,” said Alexander.
What will be important when Mackensie makes his final decision?
“I will look at academics and how I fit into the program. I will look to see how much I have to adjust for the program. I am a cover corner. I will look to see if their defense does what I like to do. I will also look at how the coaches treat the players and if they graduate their players,” replied Alexander.