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Alexanders offers in the teens

Buford, Ga., offensive tackle Vadal Alexander was only a 10th-grader when he started receiving offers, and they haven't stopped coming.
Today, the heralded junior said his number of offers now sits somewhere "in the teens." This month alone, Notre Dame, Oregon, Southern California and Virginia have pulled the trigger and are others sure to follow.
Despite all the attention, the 6-foot-6, 310-pounder hasn't gotten a big head.
Quite the opposite, in fact.
"It basically tells me that I have to work even harder to keep the colleges wanting me to come to their program," Alexander said. "To me, it's a blessing. Some people would die for what I've got right now."
Presently, there are no leaders, according to Alexander.
"It's definitely too early for that," he said. "I still have a lot of visits to go on."
Last weekend, Alexander made a quick stop at Georgia Tech, another school from which he has received an offer. While there, he met briefly with Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson.
"I got to sit down and talk to Coach Johnson," Alexander said. "He's a very good guy. We didn't talk long. We mainly talked about how the next time I came he could get to know me even better. He asked me if I could go to their junior day this weekend. But I probably can't."
According to Alexander, the reason he can't make it back to Atlanta this weekend is because he already has plans.
"I'm going to Alabama on Saturday," Alexander said. "Coach Johnson said to call him or [recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum]. He said if I come up there some other time, they'll show me around and I'll get to know them better."
After visiting Alabama, Alexander, who also has offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, among others, will check out LSU the following weekend.
"I'm going to go other places, too, but I don't have dates and I don't know for sure where I'm going to go. [At Alabama] , I'm looking forward to just getting to know the coaches better."
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