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Immokalees Alexander gives pledge to FSU

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The Florida State Seminoles have won the sweepstakes for one of the talented Alexander brothers from Immokalee (Fla.) High. Three-star safety Mackenro Alexander, who attended FSU coach Jimbo Fisher's camp earlier this month, informed the Seminoles of his decision on Sunday.
"I just wanted to commit to a school I felt comfortable with before football season," said Alexander, who also had offers from Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi and West Virginia. "It's a great place. I like Coach Stoops, Coach Hudson and Coach Fisher made me feel so comfortable during the camp."
Mackenro is the twin brother of Mackensie Alexander, the No. 65 player in the Rivals100. He's also the teammate of another FSU commit, 2014 wide receiver J.C. Jackson and former Seminoles commit, defensive tackle Deadrin Senat.
Alexander plays linebacker in high school, but has been recruited by Florida State as a safety. The versatile speedster said Florida State coaches said he could be used all over the field.
"I feel I'm a ball magnet, I'm always around the ball in making tackles," he said. "Where ever the ball is I'm going to go get it."
The Seminoles first offered Alexander in late May and immediately became one of his stop schools. After talking with coaches at Fisher's camp and touring the campus, his mind was made up.
"As soon as I got there I knew it," he said. "It just felt like home."
Alexander said he's excited to continue playing with Jackson, one of his childhood friends, and if everything works out, he hopes to see a few more Immokalee players join the Seminoles.
"We're all really close," he said. "We have a great bond and hopefully some of my teammates will commit, too. They don't know yet, I'm surprising them today."
In addition to his love for the FSU campus and coaches, Alexander felt like the Seminoles liked him as a player and weren't just trying to use him to get to his brother.
"Most colleges were offering me thinking that Mackensie was going to come with me," he said. "If you want me, you want me. He's going to make his own decision. I love him but at the end of the day we're both trying to make it. Wherever he goes it's fine and if we end up together that would be great but we're not attached at the hip."
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