Five-star DT decommits from LSU, will look around a bit


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 composite rankings for high school prospects.

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  • I think he ends up being an LSU Tiger. Can’t blame him for wanting to enjoy the process though.

  • Perhaps a little misleading to say the SEC has more than 80 SEC players decommit when then vast majority simply flipped from one SEC school to another.

    • Well, you can look at it like this ….. some decommit, some the school drops ’em, some hop around from school to school …. but the bottom line is, at one point they had a scholarship from a school and that’s a HUGE investment of both money and roster space by a school. Then at another point, a kid announced that he would accept that scholarship …. which is big. Then at some point after that they went separate ways. We’ll call it a decommitment, but you could call it a lot of different things.

      • Brian, your expertise and tactful way of suggesting that college football is more than what we sometimes want to imagine takes sports-reading to an important next level.


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