Strong-Armed Quarterback Earns Local Offer

Strong-Armed Quarterback Earns Local Offer

Christian Alexander has a hose for an arm and is one of the more impressive quarterbacks in the Sunshine State for the class of 2015. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Lakeland (Fla.) Christian gunslinger was rewarded with offer No. 3 from South Florida on Thursday, joining Miami and Colgate.

Possessing a live arm and terrific size for a quarterback at 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, one might be surprised by the lack of offers on the table for Christian Alexander. The Miami Hurricanes were the initial school to kick off the recruiting process and extend a scholarship offer to Alexander last year, while Colgate recently jumped in and rewarded Alexander with offer No. 2.

Alexander has been courted by Willie Taggart and the South Florida Bulls for quite sometime. The gunslinger was in attendance for a few of their spring practices and has been busy building tight-knit relationships with the local school residing in Tampa Bay.

On Thursday afternoon, Taggart's staff took a step forward and issued Alexander his second in-state offer of the recruiting process.

"(Defensive backs) coach (Ron) Cooper talked to my offensive coordinator and when they got done talking, my coach called me in to tell me," Alexander said. "My reaction was full of excitement and I like USF a lot. I went down to their spring practices and I like them a lot."

Alexander has a pair of institutions residing in the Big Ten Conference that have turned up the heat as of late.

"Penn State and Ohio State (are showing a lot of interest)."

Alexander has a single season left of his high school career and he's prepared to leave everything out on the field and polish off his prep career with a bang.

Going forward, recruiting will be on the backburner and Alexander's focus is solely on his Lakeland Christian team.

"I'm just taking it one day at a time," Alexander said. "I'm mainly just focusing on my team right now and focusing on the spring. I want to win districts and go to states."

The strong-armed plans to enrollee early at a college in January, so don't expect Alexander to make his collegiate decision on National Signing Day.

"I'm graduating early this year, so I'll be deciding maybe later this summer or early next season."

Alexander recently took a trip to Gainesville to check out the Florida Gators, but says he has no visited planned in the foreseeable future.

For his junior campaign in 2013, Alexander completed 127-of-206 passes for 1,865 pass, 22 touchdowns and four interceptions. Alexander dissected defenses with his legs as well, rushing for 152 yards and four touchdowns on 67 carries.

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