NEW ORLEANS—It is the first of what LSU fans hopes are three dominoes for fall from Edna Karr High School in a very favorable way for the Tigers.
The defending Class 4A State Champions have several big-time prospects for the Class of 2014 and the first of them finally announced their commitment this weekend when linebacker Donnie Alexander told LSU that he wants to be a Tiger.
“I actually committed last night (Saturday),” Alexander said. “My head coach and I went to campus on Saturday and when we got there I got the chance to talk with (Recruiting Coordinator Frank Wilson) for a long time. He told me that they were offering me a scholarship to come play football at LSU. Then I got the chance to go talk with (Defensive Coordinator John Chavis) and Chief told me that out of all of the linebackers that they were recruiting that he liked me the most and he really wanted me to be a Tiger.
“Then after getting lunch we went to the LSU-Alabama basketball game and my coach told Coach Wilson and Chavis that we wanted to talk things over with my mom about what had happened with the offer and everything. So when we got back home and I talked to my mom I simply told her that this is what I wanted to do (go to LSU) because she knows that I have wanted to go to and play for LSU since I was a small kid. I just never thought that it would ever happen and I was just shocked that I had been given this opportunity. So I called Coach Wilson and told him that I wanted to commit because I wanted to be an LSU Tiger. He was really excited. This has been a dream of mine for so long. You just don’t know; this is so cool. It hasn’t really hit me yet. I have gotten a lot of congratulations. Most of my friends know this is something that I have dreamed about for my entire life. It is an amazing feeling.”
The 6-1, 210-pound Alexander is projected to be a WIL linebacker on the next level although if you ask him he doesn’t really care where he plays as long as he is on the field.
“I don’t have a problem playing safety or anything either,” he said. “I just want to play.”
Alexander said now that he is officially going to be a Tiger he will definitely be in the ears of his teammates Speedy Noil and Gerald Willis III to follow him to Baton Rouge next year.
“I know that they have a lot of big-time offers,” he said. “I will definitely be talking to them a lot about it and how cool it would be to continue to play together.”
Academically Alexander took the ACT for the first time this past month and is waiting to get his score back.