Jalen Alexander has five schools and a commitment date

Tim Sullivan, Editor
Hokie Haven

Chesapeake (Va.) Western Branch 2018 defensive tackle Jalen Alexander is down to five schools, and we won't have to wait long until it's just one.

The 6-4, 275-pounder includes Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State, and Virginia Tech among his finalists, and he will make a pledge to one of them Aug. 5. He also held offers from the likes of Duke, Rutgers, and West Virginia.

While most schools are recruiting Alexander as a defensive lineman - he's ranked the No. 31 defensive tackle nationally - Virginia Tech has taken a more nuanced approach, telling the No. 11 player in the state that he'd have an opportunity on either side of the line of scrimmage. He would likely see his long-term future on the offensive line should he choose to become a Hokie.

With a strong need for offensive linemen and an as-yet disappointing haul from Old Dominion in the 2018 class, might Virginia Tech make a push to not only sell him on a future as an offensive tackle, but also that this particular vision sees him playing in Blacksburg?

Defensive tackle

3 STARS


Chesapeake

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 275.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

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NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



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