Georgia Tech Football: Victor Alexander Ditches UCLA to Commit to Georgia Tech
You know life is good for the Georgia Tech Football program when recruits are turning down the palm trees and beaches of Los Angeles to play football in the ATL.
Three-star linebacker Victor Alexander had committed to play for UCLA, but decided to decommit from the Bruins so he could become commit No.26 for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
According to scout.com, Alexander as recently as Tuesday had told UCLA that Westwood was the place for him, but that the flip was ‘one many people anticipated early in recruitment’.
BREAKING NEWS! Victor Alexander LB of @TCAJAX flips commitment to GT! #ramblinwreck pic.twitter.com/jbUrAjLVmW
— In the Game Florida (@InTheGameMagFL) January 31, 2015
The change of heart makes sense for the 5-foot-10, 220 pound linebacker. This way he gets to stay closer to his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla, instead of trekking all the way to the West Coast to play PAC-12 ball.
For people who are worried about his size, it should not be a concern. How well did P.J. Davis play last season for the Jackets? He only led the Jackets in tackles at 5-foot-10, 220 pounds.
Rumor has it, according to that same scouts.com piece, that once Alexander committed to UCLA, attention from schools around this region increased.
This recruiting class continues to get better and better. As National Signing Day approaches we are going to see how this class officially rounds out and how Georgia Tech’s recruiting class ranks nationally.
Either way, Tech has done a great job of recruiting, and it I going to be nice to see how this talent comes together this summer.