LSU’s secondary depth has drastically been improved thanks to a homecoming of sorts.
Terrence Alexander will transfer from Stanford to LSU following an official visit last weekend, a source close to the situation informed SEC Country. Alexander, who was a part of the 2014 recruiting class, played his high school football for New Orleans-area powerhouse John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, La.
Alexander provides LSU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond with added resources in the secondary after the team missed out on two of its top 2018 recruiting targets in February. Five-star Florida cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. and 4-star Missouri cornerback Mario Goodrich selected Alabama and Clemson, respectively.
The 5-foot-10, 178-pound Alexander has been a stalwart in the Cardinal secondary the last four years. In 40 career games, Alexander totaled 7 pass breakups and 1 interception. He missed all but one game last season due to injury. As a result, the NCAA granted Alexander an extra year of eligibility.
Alexander made an official visit to Tennessee last month.
The Tigers secondary remains a fluid situation midway through spring football practice. Greedy Williams is a lock to start at one of the outside corner spots; the other remains up in the air.
Jontre Kirklin, Kary Vincent Jr. and converted wide receiver Mannie Netherly are competing for playing time opposite Williams. So is former 5-star cornerback Kristian Fulton, whose eligibility remains up in the air with no clear timeline for a resolution. Alexander should have an opportunity to earn snaps quickly.
The addition of Alexander counts against the team’s 2018 signing class count. LSU will be able to hand out 26 scholarships in 2019.