Jeremiah Alexander, Alabama football commit, is recruiting top prospects like it's his job

Jerell Rushin
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama football commit Jeremiah Alexander is already learning to bring extra value in any way possible to coach Nick Saban’s program.

Alexander, the No. 10 player in the class of 2022 according to the 247Sports Composite, is recruiting like he’s on Saban’s staff, not the No. 1 prospect in Alabama.

Player-coaches don’t exist anymore, but don’t tell it to Alexander, who finished with 2.5 sacks in Thompson’s 42-9 win over Hewitt-Trussville on Friday night.

The Thompson edge rusher is non-stop recruiting teammates Peter Woods, the No. 17 player in the class of 2023, and Tony Mitchell, the No. 11 player in the same class.

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“I’ve played with them in high school so why not play with them in college,” Alexander said.

It doesn’t stop there, though, for the nation’s No. 2 edge rusher. Alexander is after big Alabama target and Texas recruit Denver Harris, the No. 3 cornerback in the class of 2022, and USC commit Domani Jackson, the No. 2 cornerback.

Alexander, 6-foot-2, 235 pounds, is heavily invested in Jackson, the No. 14 recruit in the country, as USC coach Clay Helton was fired last week.

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Hewitt-Trussville class of 2023 defensive lineman Hunter Osborne said Alexander and his former high school teammate, Alabama safety Malachi Moore, are recruiting him. Osborne's current teammate Omari Kelly, an Auburn commit, is lobbying for his Tigers.

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Alexander said he’s not worried about being overbearing as the recruits work on their decisions. He has no shame.

“It’s going good,” Alexander said. “They’re all trying to wait it out, see what the best plans are for them, but I’m still on their backs every day.”

His fellow class of 2022 Alabama commits look forward to learning once they get on campus and don’t want to be remembered for being highly-touted recruits, Alexander said.

“We just ready to get in and work because you don’t want to be that guy that went to college and fell off so we all ready to work.”

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