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Three-star DE playing waiting game

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Canadian (Texas) defensive end Ryan Alexander has been one of the most dominant players at the Class 1A level for the past three seasons. He has garnered all-state honors since his sophomore year.
However, as signing day nears, the 6-foot-2, 232-pound defender is still looking for a college home. Despite his stellar play over his high school career, the three-star prospect is still playing the waiting game on the recruiting trail.
"I'm really not planning on signing (Wednesday)," Alexander said. "I'm kind of waiting for some things to open up with some different schools."
Two schools in particular could be close to offering Alexander.
"I'm kind of waiting to see what the deal is with Army," he said. "They are recruiting me and I'm supposed to hear back from them [Monday]. I'll have to talk to my parents and figure out if I want to go the military route. I've also been talking to Arkansas State some. Both of them may or may not offer."
Another option for Alexander would be to walk on at a Football Bowl Subdivision program. Though he has grown up a big fan of Oklahoma State, he could land at another Big 12 South program.
"If they don't offer I'm going to walk on," he said. "There are some places that have been talking to me about being a preferred walk-on. The Texas Tech coaches came to me and they're actually wanting me to be a preferred walk-on at fullback.
"I really never have played fullback. We run a spread offense so we don't even use a fullback. I'll do whatever though. As long as I get to hit people I don't care. I guess my height is holding people back from offering me as a defensive end in college.
"I'm really waiting to see with Army and Arkansas State. Texas Tech seems like a good thing to me, though. If those others don't come through then I'll probably end up at Tech."
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