Kwon Alexander Commits To LSU Over Alabama, Auburn

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 19: Les Miles, head coach of the LSU Tigers, sings the LSU school song with Drew Alleman #30 and Chase Clement #88 after defeating the Ole Miss Rebels on November 19, 2011 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 52-3. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Top linebacker Kwon Alexander is headed to LSU.

Kwon Alexander, a top linebacker recruit, has committed to the LSU Tigers. Alexander plays for Oxford (Al.) High School. He holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and UCLA, but narrowed his list to Alabama, Auburn and LSU. Alabama was thought not to have room for Alexander in this class, as scholarship numbers were tight.

Additionally, Alexander seemed better suited to play in LSU or Auburn's defensive schemes, as they rely on speed, as opposed to the Crimson Tide, which is more of a power and size-based defense. Alexander is 6'2" and 210 pounds. He tore his ACL during the 2011 season and missed out on participating in the Under Armour All-America Game. Alexander shows excellent athleticism and should be a candidate to play early and often on special teams, assuming he comes back healthy.

For more on the parties involved, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll, LSU blog And the Valley Shook and Auburn blog Track 'em Tigers.

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