Owasso's Alexander commits to Arkansas

By: Dudley E. Dawson
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Photo by Dudley E. Dawson

— Arkansas is hoping to strike gold again with another Ram turned Razorback who decided not to be a Longhorn.

Owasso, Okla., defensive end Courtre Alexander (6-4, 250, 4.9) - from the same school as former Razorback wide receiver Keon Hatcher - committed to Arkansas on Sunday after finishing up his official visit.

“It was great,” Alexander said. “The best visit I've ever been on. The people are very genuine. I got to know the coaches and like them pretty well. I feel like this is place I could see myself pretty soon.”

Alexander and New Orleans, La., Sophie B. Wright linebacker Andrew Parker (6-2, 225, 4.56) both committed this weekend to give Arkansas eight early signees and three commitments.

Alexander, who helped lead Owasso to the Class 6A state title this season after it being won by Jenks or Union, visited Texas in December and also had offers from Memphis, Wyoming, Tulane and other

Hatcher gave him a nudge toward Fayetteville per Alexander, who 53 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions and 2 recovered fumbles this season.

“He asked me to come down here and check it out so that's what I did,” Alexander said. “I love it.”

Alexander feels like he is a “perfect” fit for new Razorback defensive coordinator John Chavis’ scheme because of his versatility of playing inside and out on the defensive line.

“I feel like my best part is my hands and I'm working on my feet,” Alexander said. “We had a couple of players get hurt so coach asked me to come help (at other positions) so that's what I did.”


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