Four-star athlete A.J. Alexander out of Altoona, Pa. was scheduled to take his third official visit of the season this past weekend to Clemson for their contest against Boston College. The 6-foot-0, 180-pounder couldn't make the trip.
"I was planning to, but then they cancelled it because it was a big game," he stated. "I really wanted to go see a game up there, but I'll probably just go up in December instead."
At this time, Alexander hasn't scheduled his three final officials, but he does know who the other two along with Clemson will be.
"I have a top five," he said. "I like Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Penn State. I still talk to Florida a lot and I don't know about taking a visit there. I can definitely say I'm down to those five or six.
"I plan to take my two other officials to Penn State and Pittsburgh. I also am going to go on an unofficial to Tennessee on January 19th when they play basketball against Oklahoma State."
The Rivals250 prospect claims that all the schools remaining on his list have one thing in common.
"I'm in touch with them all the time, I especially like the coaches at these schools," he stated. "In order to decipher, I've got a checklist of everything I like and dislike about the colleges. If I didn't have that, this would be a very hard decision. I can say I do love all five of those schools."
On the field, Alexander and Altoona were bumped out of the playoffs in a heartbreaker last week.
"We lost 7-6 and had a touchdown called back and our kicker missed three field goals," he said. "We finished the year 8-3.
"I'm going to miss high school. I was sad when I left junior high, this time I'm not as sad for myself. I'm sad for my teammates, kids that won't have a chance to play at the next level. I'm happy I get to go on."