MaxPreps staff report
Vadal Alexander, the nation's No. 54 recruit and No. 8 offensive lineman, has committed to LSU.
"I had taken my official visits to Alabama and Auburn, and going into this past weekend's trip to LSU, Auburn was leading," Alexander told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"But I went to LSU and it just clicked for me. It was one of those things that I just knew when I left from Louisiana on Sunday evening. It was the atmosphere, the coaches, and everything. There was nothing negative about LSU, It was all positive."
Alexander is one of several top recruits for Class AA powerhouse Buford (Ga.), which is ranked No. 13 in this week's Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard. Teammate Reid Ferguson, also an offensive lineman, committed to LSU in July while linebacker Dillon Lee has been committed to Alabama since May.
LSU's recruiting class was previously ranked No. 12 in the team recruiting rankings. Alexander joins a group that features Trey Granier, Avery Johnson and Patrick Miller.