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Alexander looking at all options

While numerous Sunshine State prospects hit the road this weekend to attend spring practices around the Southeast, one of the best prospects decided against hitting the road.
"I didn't go anywhere," Immokalee (Fla.) four-star cornerback Mackensie Alexander said. "The last trip I took was to Florida State (in late March). It was for one of their practices. Right now my focus is on finishing the track season and from then on I will focus on spring ball."
The Rivals100 prospect, who was previously committed to Tennessee before opening things back up, says that he is in no rush to make a new decision.
"The key thing for me is just being really patient," Alexander said. "I am trying to look at things slowly and evaluate things. I am just trying to do it with patience."
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back currently holds offers from nearly two dozen schools. He admits that some schools stand out, but he didn't want to name a list of favorites at this point.
"I don't want to say anybody's name or leave anybody out," Alexander said. "I am honestly on an even keel with everybody. Everybody that has offered has a fair shot. There are some I like more for whatever reason, but I am still evaluating everybody."
Alexander said he doesn't have any specific plans with regards to upcoming visits, but when he does hit the road it will be to make his way to new destinations.
"I have seen everybody in the state, so now I want to see what is out of state," Alexander said. "I just want to see what is out there."
Those visits will likely wait until the summer, as Alexander's focus is on finishing his junior campaign with a strong showing in the classroom.
"I just want to finish the school year strong and do everything right with regards to classwork," Alexander said. "I want to make sure I get that in order before I worry about recruiting."
When it comes time to find his future home, Alexander is looking for the complete package.
"I want to find a place with a great opportunity," Alexander said. "I want an opportunity to play as a freshman. I want to be with a good coaching staff. I also want a good environment where the kids out there are willing to work hard. I am also looking at academics, I want a good academic program. I am just looking for a great opportunity."
The U.S. Army All-American isn't working with a specific timeline for making a decision.
"I don't really have a set date," Alexander said. "I am not sure. I am thinking maybe before the season, but I am not sure. I know I will take all five of my official visits."