Long time USC commitment DB Jaire Alexander of Charlotte switched his commitment to Louisville Sunday at the conclusion of an official visit with the Cardinals.
Alexander had been committed to the Gamecocks since June and last week said he didn’t think the Cardinals could turn him unless they “guaranteed me early, early playing time.” The Cardinals obviously made a strong impression.
“There is a lot that made me commit,” he said. “When taking the visit they talked about their needs at defensive back and the wide receiver spot, how they need a specialist like me returning (kicks & punts) for them. I also was guaranteed my high school jersey number. I got lots of one on one time with the coaches and staff.”
Alexander is also a receiver and had over 70 catches this season. USC recruited him originally for corner but he said Steve Spurrier Jr. wanted him on offense, too.
Alexander’s decommitment leaves the Gamecocks with 28 commitments for the 2015 class including 5 defensive backs.