With the NCAA text message ban in place, Rivals250 athlete A.J. Alexander out of Altoona, Pa. has seen recruiting slow down a bit. Rivals caught up with the 6-foot-0, 180-pounder to find out if he's starting to look at visits and when.
"I haven't really been thinking about any visits right now, I probably won't take all five anyway," he said. "I think I'll just be going to Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Penn State after the season.
"I talk with the coaches from those schools the most and feel the most comfortable with them. I haven't been to Virginia Tech or Tennessee. I've always liked Tennessee since they are in the SEC and that's the best conference in the country. When I think of Virginia Tech I think of Kevin Jones. He's my favorite player and he's from Pennsylvania. I always watch him on TV too."
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Previously, the four-star prospect has made it no secret that Penn State was his leader. Is that still the case?
"Probably, but I haven't talked to them in a month," he said. "It's just the comfort I have there and they are so close. They are the first team that offered me."
Clearly recruiting isn't on Alexander's mind right now. It's not surprising considering Altoona kicks off the season on Friday against St. John's in Washington, D.C.
"I think we have really come together and everyone has gotten better," he said. "I've been working hard to get better too. I've been catching a lot of balls to improve my hands and I've been working on my route running as a wide receiver."