’25 prospect is the 2nd rated player in KY and 16th nationally among WDE
Austin Alexander has superior athletic ability (caught 67-passes for 1,138-yards and 19-TDs as a TE) and is super smart (4.2 GPA). At 6’3,” and 245-pounds, his frame has plenty of length making “Alexander the Great” an exceptional pass rusher (8-TFLs and 19-QB sacks in ’23). This prospect really knows how to use his hands as he has a college ready game, frame, and skill set.HB Lyon, KPGFootball, Scouting Director
People want to liken everyone with the surname “Alexander” with “Alexander the Great.” Truth is, it is incredibly difficult to match up to the real life accomplishments of the first Alexander, the one from world history.
Alexander the Great was only 32 when he died in 323 B.C. However, over the course of his 13-year reign as the King of Macedonia, Alexander created one of the largest empires the ancient world ever experienced.
Alexander’s empire stretched from the Balkans to modern-day Pakistan and from Greece to northwestern India. We mean no disrespect to the original in referring to the WDE from Union, Kentucky as “Alexander the Great.”
Not to be too picky, but we doubt the Macedonian ruler could have done even half of the athletic things our Alexander the Great has routinely done through his first three years of high school football eligibility. I mean, did the original Alexander register a single QB-sack or ever catch a pass, in traffic, across the middle? Call me when you know.
Our Alexander is also pretty dad-burn “Great,” is the point we are attempting to establish. Austin Alexander is the nephew of one of the greatest football players to ever come from the commonwealth of Kentucky, Shaun Alexander.
Austin Alexander’s uncle, Shaun, was also called “Alexander the Great” in his playing days. Shaun is considered one of the better RBs to ever play in the NFL as well as being a star (in his college days) for Alabama’s “Crimson Tide.”
Nephew (Austin) is getting it done like “Uncle” did, in his day, just at a different deployment. Austin is 6’3,” 245-pounds with a 4.2-GPA and an untenable, up-field pass rush. Alexander registered 81-tackles in ’23, with 8-TFLs, and 19-QB sacks.
Alexander played offense too, in spite of Cooper’s being a 5A Kentucky finalist this past season. The Jaguar TE caught 67-passes for 1,138-yards and 19-TDs.
Alexander has well over 20-FBS, Power Five offers. He is a 5.8, four-star, on the Rivals site and holds offers from UK, Virginia Tech, UT, Wisconsin, and many others. The offer number seems to increase daily.
At the end of the day who’s to say which of the great Alexanders is the greatest. We just don’t think you should sleep on ours.
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