Edwin Alexander is going to look around a bit.
The five-star defensive tackle from Louisiana committed to LSU in November of his sophomore year, so he has a little while to check out other schools. Could he end up back with the Tigers later on? Absolutely. Alexander is 6-foot-3, 280 pounds and is from St. Thomas Aquinas in Hammond (La.). He is rated the No. 8 overall prospect in America in the newest rankings for the class of 2016, and he is rated the No. 1 prospect in the talent-rich state of Louisiana.
Florida and Ole Miss have also offered him a scholarship.
Alexander had an eye popping 29 tackles for loss as a sophomore, along with 11.5 sacks.
He is the 16th member of either the 2015 or 2016 class to decommit from an SEC school and the fourth in about two weeks. This month already, Montrell Custis flipped from Kentucky to Alabama, while Marcus Walker stepped back from Kentucky and Rodney Anderson dropped Texas A&M just this week. More than 80 players decommitted from SEC schools in the 2014 class.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.