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Report: Bulls land former Auburn safety



Apparently, the momentum of the regular season has spilled over into the recruiting season for Willie Taggart.

Former Auburn DB Mackenro Alexander, who spent this past season at Northeast Mississippi Community College, will enroll at USF this spring. The news was first reported Wednesday by Dane Brugler, an NFL Draft analyst for CBS Sports.

Alexander (5-foot-11, 200 pounds), twin brother of Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander, later tweeted a photo of two helmets and a football bearing the USF logo with the caption, "January !!" presumably indicating when he'll arrive.

A three-star prospect out of Immokalee High, Alexander played in eight games for Auburn during its 2013 run to the SEC championship and BCS title game. He moved from safety to then-Tigers defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson's Star hybrid position in the spring, and struggled to adjust. He didn't play at all in '14 and was granted his release this past January.

In seven games for Northeast Mississippi, he had 29 tackles including 2.5 for loss.

At Immokalee, Alexander teamed with current Bulls TB D'Ernest Johnson to help guide the Indians to the Class 5A state final as a senior in 2012. The Naples Daily News Defensive Player of the Year, he totaled 154 tackles with 4.5 sacks and five interceptions as an outside linebacker.

He graduated with a school-record 375 tackles, according to his juco bio.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:40pm]


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