When it comes to the talent-laden team at Edna Karr, all eyes on the LSU Tigers’ 2014 recruiting effort have been on players like wide receiver Speedy Noil and defensive end Gerald Willis.
Noil and Willis may become stars of LSU’s class one day, but on Sunday teammate Donnie Alexander beat them both to the punch by committing to the Tigers.
A slender 6-foot-1, 196-pound outside linebacker built much in the mold prized by LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, Alexander becomes the fifth commitment of the Tigers’ 2014 class.
Though not ranked by any of the national recruiting services at this point, those same recruiting services reported that Alexander received an offer from LSU coach Les Miles on Saturday and quickly jumped on it.
According to 24/7 Sports, Alexander had over 120 tackles as a junior in 2012.
LSU has two other in-state commitments for 2014: Brother Martin offensive guard William Clapp (6-4, 270) and Westlake tight end Jacory Washington (6-5, 211). The Tigers’ other two commitments are Woodville (Miss.) Wilkinson County athlete prospect Devin Voorhies (6-1, 185) and Houston Alief Taylor cornerback Chris Hardeman (5-9, 180).