Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
Alexander gets offer, may visit Hogs soon
Arkansas receivers coach Michael Smith has had relationship with cornerback Terrence Alexander for a few years and is hoping it goes on a few more after extending a scholarship offer Wednesday night.
"He was telling me he wanted me and Malachi (Dupre) and Kenny (Young) and Matrell (McGraw) to come up for a visit this weekend," Alexander said. "I told him I couldn't make it. He said that's fine. He just wanted me to know I had the offer and he just wanted to get me up there so I could see everything."
Alexander, 5-10, 176, 4.4 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of River Ridge, (La.) John Curtis Christian now has 14 scholarship offers, including other SEC schools Tennessee, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt.
"We've been talking since Kansas State but ever since he got to Arkansas he's been steadily talking to me," said Alexander of Smith. "We've been in touch for a long time. He's a real cool guy. Straight forward, just keeps it real all of the time."
He said he may visit the Hogs with Dupre and Young on March 9.
"I know a couple of my teammates are suppose to be going next weekend," Alexander said. "So if that's the case, I'll definitely go with them."
Alexander, who recorded 35 tackles, 16 pass deflections and an interception as a junior, plans to visit Texas A&M this weekend and believes an offer could be coming his way.
"I'm pretty sure they will this weekend." Alexander said.
When Alexander thinks of Arkansas, it's facilities and winning tradition.
"I know their facilities are amazing from what I hear," he said. "They usually have a good strong winning streak They usually have at least nine wins."
Alexander comes from one of the better high school programs in the nation that's lead by Coach J. T. Curtis ,who signed with Arkansas in 1965, a year after the Hogs won a national championship, as a nose guard out of East Jefferson high school in Metairie.
An excellent student, Alexander has a 3.5 grade point average and plans to major in computer hardware engineering . Education is one of several factors he'll consider in his college decision.
"The strength of the degree and just being in an environment that feels like I'm home and being able to go and fight for the starting job." he said.