It's now official for Lake Braddock (VA) prospect A.J. Alexander, who faxed his National Letter of Intent to Ohio State moments ago. The 6'4, 220-pound WR/TE held offers from Miami (FL), Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin and more during the process but ultimately selected the Scarlet and Gray. The biggest threat to Ohio State for Alexander was the Badgers, who seemed to be the front-runner for his services at one point.
Buckeye defensive line coach Larry Johnson was a big asset in Alexander selecting OSU. During his time at Penn State, Johnson was the primary recruiter for the three-star prospect. Once Ohio State brought him onto the staff, his role in the recruitment of Alexander was unchanged.
Alexander originally added an offer from the Buckeyes on March 12, but his performance at the annual Friday Night Lights camp in July cemented the offer as a commitable one. Ohio State will be adding the 20th-best senior from the state of Virginia and the 507th ranked player in the 2015 class to the current roster.
Back in September, when Alexander committed to Ohio State, Land Grant Holy-Land's Christopher Jason had the following to say about him:
"A.J. Alexander passes the eye-test, standing at 6'4 and 220 pounds. Even though he plays wide receiver right now in high school, he projects as a H-Back in Urban Meyer's offense or I could even see him being moved to tight end ultimately.
Alexander does not possess elite speed or quickness off the line, but he is a solid route runner for someone of his stature and finds a way to get open. He has deceptive speed and quickness and he is able to run just about every route effectively. Alexander is excellent at using his size to box out defenders in jump ball situations and he is also great at high pointing the football. He is a red-zone monster who dominates single coverage on the goal line and short yardage. He was also used on jet sweeps, where he is a one-cut-and-go runner and highly effective.
If I were to compare Alexander to a current Buckeye I would compare him to a bigger but slightly slower Noah Brown. When Brown gets on the field by the end of the season, it should be a good preview of how Alexander will be used in Meyer's offense. Overall, Alexander brings size and different skills to a position where the Buckeyes lack right now at H-back."
Before Alexander steps on Ohio Stadium's turf on Saturday's, check him out in action below.