Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Ash makes impression on Alexander
North Little Rock cornerback Kavin Alexander liked what he heard from Arkansas defensive Chris Ash when visiting the Hogs on Saturday.
"The defensive coordinator said he's going to change Arkansas and make it a defensive school instead of an offensive school," Alexander said. "He showed us his game plan for the team and it's going to work in the fall and what they're looking for. He said his big thing is create take aways. As a DB, the best thing to do when you get an interception is take it to the house so I could really connect with the defensive coordinator."
Alexander, 5-11, 185, 4.32 seconds in the 40 yard dash, is one of the more physically gifted high school athletes in the state and in the nation. That was proven last year when he finished first with a score of 129.24 SPARQ rating at the Nike Football SPARQ Combine in Dallas out of about 1,200 other athletes.
"The coaches are real down-to-earth they're easy to talk to," Alexander said. "It's a family environment."
Alexander, who's also drawing interest from Alabama, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Michigan and LSU, talked to Coach Bret Bielema.
"He said I'm border line of getting an offer," Alexander said. "He said his defensive coordinator liked my film and he liked my film. They want me to come to a camp to see how I would work with their coaching staff see how I would fit into the environment before they offer me."
During recent testing at school, Alexander put up impressive numbers with a 300-pound bench press and 475 squat. During position meetings, he and other defensive backs met with Ash.
"Most colleges you really don't get a chance to talk to the defensive coordinator and he being your actually position coach," Alexander said. "Most colleges put you with your position coach but I also was able to be with the defensive coordinator and get to talk to him about his plan."
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