ATHENS, Ga. -- The biggest surprise during Dawg Night on Friday had to be the appearance of five-star prospect Mackensie Alexander (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee). Although Alexander has had a scholarship offer from the University of Georgia for months, the nation’s No. 6 overall prospect has not mentioned the Bulldogs much when discussing his recruitment.
Nevertheless, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback spoke well of Georgia following the on-campus event, held at Sanford Stadium. Alexander spent some time with two of the more well-known Bulldog commitments.
"I liked Georgia, definitely glad I made this trip, but it's still just a trip so it's not like Georgia is my favorite now or anything," Alexander said. "I was chilling with Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) and Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) and they were real cool."
As a junior, Alexander totaled 42 tackles, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and six pass breakups. Since then, offers have come pouring in from across the country.
After an early commitment to Tennessee, the ESPN 150 prospect reopened his recruitment when defensive backs coach Terry Joseph left the Volunteers for Nebraska in March. Now Alexander is just trying to take in everything.
He admitted the opportunity to play with his twin brother could play a factor.
"Everything with my recruitment comes down to situations and the right fit," Alexander said. "People say that I want to play with Mackenroe and that's a little true. There might be a situation where it happens, but he doesn't have an offer to Georgia so this would not be the situation. But I am open to everything right now and if I'm at a program, it's obvious I'm interested a little."
Alexander is unsure of what school he will visit next and said he does not do many interviews because he prefers to avoid the limelight.
"I'm not out for the attention," Alexander said. "I'm not a big media guy. I do not need the hype and I don't like answering all the questions. I am just going to do my thing."