Sep 7, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies safety Detrick Bonner (8) celebrates with safety Kyshoen Jarrett (34) after returning an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies have gained some momentum over the last few weeks in recruiting with the additions of 3-star DE Trevon Hill and 3-star OLB Damien Dozier this month. The Hokies also had commitments from two defensive backs entering today with 4-star cornerback Mook Reynolds and 3-star cornerback DuWayne Johnson both committed. The Hokies now have added another defensive back to their Class of 2015.
Adonis Alexander, a 3-star safety out of Independence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, has become the eighth commit for Virginia Tech’s Class of 2015. Alexander has only a ranking fromthe 247 Sports Composite rankings which has him as the 91st best safety and the 44th best player in the state of North Carolina. However, we should now start to see some more rankings for Alexander due to his commitment.
The Hokies had been the huge favorites to get Alexander for a while so it isn’t a surprise that he committed to the Hokies. On 247 Sports, Alexander was listed as having warmer interest in the Hokies and no better than cool interest in any other program. Obviously, Clemson was not that close to being in the hunt as he had taken an unofficial visit there but the lack of a scholarship kept the Tigers out of contention.
Adonis Alexander has big upside as he has great size at 6-3 with the trend in safeties being preferably around 6-2 to 6-3. Alexander was a fairly lightly-recruited player with Wake Forest being the only other program in a power conference to offer him a scholarship. Alexander seems to be a guy that will take some developing but he is definitely a player with a lot of potential.
Adonis Alexander is definitely a good addition to the Virginia Tech Class of 2015 and could be a big steal.