Hokies In Running For Florida Linebacker

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Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, FL) class of 2015 linebacker Victor Alexander verbally committed to UCLA in November of 2013. The 5’10”, 225-pound prospect says he is about “90-percent” solid in his commitment to the Bruins, but he is exploring other options. Virginia Tech is one of those options, and Alexander was in Blacksburg for the Hokies Junior Day event last month.

Tech signed Trinity Christian product Isaiah Ford in last year’s class. Where do the Hokies stand for this talented prospect?

“Tech is another big one on my list. That is really something to think about. They are big in my book,” said Alexander, who visited Tech alongside his brother, Joey Lopes, on February 8. “I’ve been there. I’ve visited. I fell in love with the coaching staff. I fell in love with Coach Wiles. I connected with the coaches and that meant a lot. My brother went and loved it there, too.

“[The Hokies] are big for me because of their coaches and football-wise. The defense is top notch.”

In addition to Virginia Tech, Alexander has already visited Auburn, Central Florida, Florida, Florida State and South Florida. He plans to visit Georgia Tech this weekend and hopes to travel to Miami and Utah sometime in the coming months as well. A definite on Alexander’s visit schedule is UCLA, where he committed despite not having seen the campus.

“I love the UCLA coaching staff,” Alexander said when asked why he decided to commit there. “I love the football program. My family would like to see me play in person, so there are still some things I have to think about, but I love UCLA. There is more to see and experience there. I’ve never visited, but the coaching staff, they recruited me all the way from California. They said they fell in love with me as a player and they feel like I’d be a good fit for what they do. I jumped on it.”

Trinity Christian’s star middle linebacker may not have outstanding size, but he makes up for it with speed, leadership and production. Those are reasons why he has been offered by schools throughout the country, including Florida, Miami, Virginia Tech, and of course UCLA.

“[Trinity Christian assistant Gerard] Ross says I’m the heart of the team. I feel like I’m a big brother,” said Alexander. “I sit in the middle and see