He was an underrated athlete coming out of high school. Rated only as a two-star or three-star prospect by recruiting websites. Yet if you watched his high school film, there was no question he was an exceptional talent. His athleticism at 6-3 showed plenty of upside and potential. However, his offer list only included smaller in-state schools and several FCS programs – until Virginia Tech offered him a scholarship. The coaches saw his talent as a natural fit on Bud Foster’s defense. He is so impressively athletic for his size that the coaches decided to get him work at the cornerback position. With that type of ability, it only makes sense why Kam Chancellor is now an All-Pro safety and Super Bowl champion in the NFL. If you thought I was referring to Adonis Alexander, you are not mistaken. Chancellor’s journey is actually fairly similar to Alexander’s coming out of high school.
He, like Chancellor, was overlooked during the recruiting process. Although he was not a quarterback, Alexander was an all-conference safety at Independence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s a player Virginia Tech coaches have compared to the former standout safety from day one. He stands at 6-3 and weighs 197. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5-seconds during winter testing, and has a...
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