Hammond (La.) St. Thomas Aquinas 2016 Rivals100 defensive tackle Edwin Alexander stands in at 6-foot-3 and 328-pounds, and he has quickly become a priority target for top college programs across the country.
Early in his recruiting process Alexander committed to LSU, but he has since backed off of his decision as he takes a look at his options. And he has plenty of options.
"It's going well. I've got a few more offers," Alexander said. "I have LSU, Miami, Florida State, Florida Gators, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Tulane, and Oklahoma."
Considerable interest has also arrived from Clemson, Alabama, and Oklahoma State, and as he looks at his options three teams have jumped to the front of his current list.
"My top three are LSU, Florida State, and Miami," Alexander said. "I like LSU the most."
Florida State and Miami have both made up considerable ground, but the LSU Tigers have something which will be hard to top.
"I grew up watching them and I've wanted to play for them for a long time," Alexander said.
Alexander was able to take a recent visit to Baton Rouge in July. During the trip to LSU he was able to take in the LSU camp and watch and learn from the LSU coaches.
"I just went out there to learn some new things from coach Brick (Haley)," Alexander said. "I was watching all the other athletes."
What's next on the schedule?
A trip to Dallas, Texas, for the Oklahoma State/Florida State game at AT&T Stadium is currently in the planning stages.
While Alexander has a top three, he has not narrowed his list, and he is considering other options at this point. In fact he does not plan to make another commitment until his senior season.
As a sophomore in 2013 Alexander recorded around 40 tackles for loss and 15 sacks, and with his junior season approaching he is working his way back from an offseason knee injury. He is currently ranked No. 28 in the 2016 Rivals100, No. 3 among the nation's 2016 defensive tackles, and No. 1 in the Rivals.com Louisiana Initial Top 30 for 2016.