River Ridge (La.) John Curtis three-star cornerback Terrence Alexander is getting down to crunch time.
He has seen offers pour in from across the country. The likes of Nebraska, Ohio State, Tennessee and UCLA have extended offers, but he is now looking at a few select schools.
"Right now I'll take three, maybe four officials," Alexander said. "Right now it's Stanford, Ohio State, and Ole Miss. I might take an official to Notre Dame. The Stanford visit is the 10-12, Ohio State 17-19, and Ole Miss 24-26. Notre Dame just wants me to come take a visit. They haven't asked which dates I'm open. I'll have to see how it will be going with track season. I would like to get up there actually."
Alexander has a top three of Stanford, Ohio State, and Ole Miss with no favorites at the moment, and Notre Dame currently coming in at fourth.
What is it about each school that put them at the top of his list?
"Stanford is a real good academic school," Alexander said. "They're ranked in at least the top six the past two years in the BCS. They've played in four straight BCS bowls. They're one of the best academic schools you can go to. Defensively, they're a good school and they play in the Pac-12 and being a cornerback and playing in the Pac-12, you know you're going to get a lot of opportunities to make plays.
"Ole Miss, they're in the SEC. They were the first school that offered me. I've been in contact with them ever since. They always tell me how much they want me as a player. I'll get to play in the SEC the best conference in college football.
"Ohio State, people thought they were going to play in the National Championship but they lost. Coach Urban Meyer is a great coach. He's only lost one game his whole career at Ohio State so far. I like the fact that he's trying to bring that south talent and attitude to Ohio State, which they don't always do. I'd get to play for a prestigious school like Ohio State."
Stanford is the only school to make an in-home visit, which the Cardinal did the night Alexander claimed his third state championship with John Curtis. He does not have any other in-home visits scheduled at this time, and he does not plan to make a decision until after his final official visit and could wait to decide on signing day.
He did say if he took an official visit to Notre Dame it would likely be a mid-week visit so he can leave the final weekend before signing day open.
Jason Howell is the Midlands Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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