Recruiting: Kwon Alexander, the number one outside linebacker in the country

Recruiting: Kwon Alexander, the number one outside linebacker in the country

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Recruiting: Kwon Alexander, the number one outside linebacker in the country

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Kwon Alexander is the college football equivalent of a franchise player.  He’s a 6-2, 207-lb. outside linebacker from Oxford, Alabama, named by scout.com as the number one outside linebacker prospect in the country.  ESPN’s Jamie Newberg reports he’ll be visiting five schools this summer, and Oregon is one of them.

Alexander has incredible range.  Listed as 4.51 in the forty, he flies around the football field, aggressive and attacking.  Consider his statistics from his sophomore and junior seasons:

scout.com 2010 stats: Alexander recorded 147 tackles and 17 sacks, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

2009 (11 games): Alexander had 147 tackles with 91 solo, 51 tackles for loss, nine sacks, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Those are eye-popping numbers, and watching the video, it’s easy to see how he achieved them.  Alexander plays with joy and abandon, displaying tremendous instincts and range.  He has the agility to cover running backs and tight ends, and he’s devastatingly effective on the blitz.

 

Nearly every major school in the country has offered this young man. including Auburn, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Clemson, LSU, Miami and Tennessee.  Winning this recruiting battle would be an historic coup for the Ducks.

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