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Nation's No. 2 corner has two words for Tiger fans: "Tiger Nation"


  by - Staff Writer - Monday, October 1, 2012 10:14 PM
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MacKensie Alexander MacKensie Alexander
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5-11, 175
Immokalee, FL

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isn’t ready to name a leader for his services, but he had two words for Clemson fans.

“Tiger Nation.”

TigerNet spoke with the 5-star defensive back out of Immokalee (FL) Monday evening about his recruitment, and although he wasn’t willing to name a leader outright, Alexander said that the entire country knows that Clemson is his favorite.

“I’m not really sure about naming any leaders right now,” Alexander said. “Everybody in the nation knows that Clemson is my favorite and that’s all I’m going to say. Tiger Nation is all I’ve got to say.”

Alexander watched the Clemson defense in person when they played at Florida State two weeks ago, and he said that the Tigers simply need explosive players on the defense to match the intensity of the offense.

“I was at the Clemson and Florida State game two weeks ago, and I watched the defense the entire game,” Alexander said. “I didn’t just watch the defensive backs; I watched the entire defense. The offense has so many explosive players that I just think the defense needs some guys like the offense has. They just need those ballers that can make the defense better. The defense just got worn down a little bit, and they just had a few plays that they let beat them at the end of the game.”

Alexander said he speaks with the Clemson coaches on a regular basis, and the coaches are always reminding him of the Tigers’ immediate need in the secondary.

“I talk to the coaches all of the time,” Alexander said. “I talk to [DB coach Charlie HarbisonCharlie Harbison
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] Coach Cheese, [running backs] Coach Tony Elliot, and [defensive coordinator] Brent VenablesBrent Venables
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. We talk about football a lot and how they have a need at cornerback. They think I can come in and help them right away. We talk about my life and how coming to Clemson will help me grow up and become a better man.”

Alexander and the college football world saw the type of impact that wide receiver Sammy Watkins had as a freshman, and he said that Clemson fans can expect the same if he commits to the Tigers

“I can bring an electrifying presence to Clemson and bring a lot of talent,” Alexander said. “Everybody saw what Sammy did his freshman year and I think I can bring that to the defense and have the same impact. “

When asked what he does best, Alexander said that he simply plays physical and isn’t afraid to deliver the big hit.

“I can do a lot of things well, but I can cover anyone and I will deliver the big blow,” Alexander said. “I can just bring physicality to the defense.”

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Front Page Story: Nation's No. 2 corner has two words for Tiger fans: "Tiger Nation"
Crump®
This would be a huge pickup....
jch81
That sounds awesome
Bryanttiger®
Re: Front Page Story: Nation's No. 2 corner has two words for Tiger fans: "Tiger Nation"
CU13®
That's the attitude of a CB
CUTigerDave
Mac Alexander - We hope to see you next year in TigerTown
SocMan2®
Geez
fightigers®
Walk into the Light......and rub the rock!***
The FIGHTINGDABOS®
Re: Walk into the Light......and rub the rock!***
atlcu1234
He's talking my language!
Lennon-McCartney
Re: Front Page Story: Nation's No. 2 corner has two words for Tiger fans: "Tiger Nation"
CUalum79ALLn65®
Re: Front Page Story: Nation's No. 2 corner has two words for Tiger fans: "Tiger Nation"
McClary
This guy is a ball'er***
HVB3
Pretty good shot to start right away.***
Tiger Woods
Doubt he'll be very effective on "D" since he's so shy!! :-)***
CootTamer
Re: Front Page Story: Nation's No. 2 corner has two words for Tiger fans: "Tiger Nation"
NorthATLtiger
Re: Front Page Story: Nation's No. 2 corner has two words for Tiger fans: "Tiger Nation"
wfridy3®
The Kid Has It Right...
OhWiseOne®
Mackensie Alexander is studying the Tiger defense and knows
GrayBengal®
"Tiger Nation" very, very happy to hear that!!!!!!
tigersblood
Newberry College would be jealous.***
BGREENCLEMSON
This dude is probably the best corner/safety in the country
El Tigre 1
Re: This dude is probably the best corner/safety in the country
tigrbybirth
Can he start this Saturday???!!!***
coachmac
C'mon Fella.... start at Clemson 3 years then go get paid***
andylayne
Alexander...Crowder...Ad ams and North
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