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Terrence Alexander preseason update
Terrence Alexander finished the preseason with a bang in last Friday's 42-0 rout of Covington. The junior from John Curtis Christian intercepted a Covington pass to set up a touchdown for the Patriots, ranked 25th in the nation. "It was an inside slant," Alexander said. "The wide receiver didn't make the catch and I picked it off his fingertips. I returned it for 60 yards. I jumped over one player; as soon as I slowed down to look for a cutback lane I was tripped up from behind." RB Raekwon James, another 2014 prospect, punched it in a few plays later for Curtis, which was 14-0 in 2011. "We did pretty good in the jamboree and scrimmge," Alexander continued. "Our offense didn't have any long drives against Covington because we stayed with good field position. Our coaches wanted to see the offense on long drives, but our defense did real good. Covington only had one serious drive." Classes this week - until at least Thursday - have been canceled at John Curtis due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Isaac is expected to strengthen into a hurricane prior to slamming the Louisiana coast within the next couple of days. "It's tough (to maintain focus with the storm), but at the same time I'm not worried," Alexander said. "We had practice today and got some work in. We have film of (week one foe) Franklinton, so we'll study and make sure we're mentally prepared. We should already be physically prepared." Alexander talked about his recruitment. "I picked up my first offers during the summer and had an overall good showing," he said. "I did real good at the Memphis Nike Football Training Camp. "I like Tulane from an academic standpoint. They have a new coaching staff that is rebuilding the program. I think they'll be able to rebuild and become a pretty good team in two to three years." Ole Miss is vigorously pursuing Alexander. "I talk to their coaches more than the Tulane coaches," he said. "Ole Miss just got a new staff, too, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they do. They have a lot of good players and a lot of good commits. Their coaches seem to really like our program at Curtis." The in-state Ragin' Cajuns in Lafayette are showing interest. "They sent me an invitation to their home game on September 1st," he said. "I'd like to make it; I'm going to try to make it. "I'm not sure who will be next to offer. I'd like to hear from Virginia Tech, Arkansas and Oklahoma State."
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