Football at North Crowley High School is big time – especially after the team won a state championship last year. And one of the team’s best players is heading to the big time, too. That’s because linebacker Todd Alexander has made an oral commitment.
Alexander, who is 6-foot-1 and 193 pounds, has committed to SMU.
“I talked to (Jim) Gush at SMU earlier, and Todd had worked a few of the details out and decided it was the best decision he could make,” North Crowley coach Mike Papas said.
So what type of player are the Ponies getting?
“He starts on both sides of the ball and was a key part of our state championship last year,” Papas said. “He’s an excellent athlete, and he’s one of the program’s best players. He plays both undersized offensive tackle and linebacker for us. He’s an excellent athlete, he works hard and has a tremendous upside.
“He’s also not finished growing, and he has an opportunity to fill out and we think he can be quite a great prospect. This is a great get for SMU.”
Alexander also had an offer from Louisiana Monroe. He camped this summer at Baylor, Kansas, Texas Tech, SMU and TCU. He earned all-district honors as a junior.
“I pretty much read and react,” Alexander said. “I know what they’re going to do before they do. I like to read and be in the right place.”