Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Pac-12 schools invade Louisiana
By Kyle Bonagura
Need evidence that the Pac-12's reputation is getting better in SEC country?
Three players out of Louisiana power John Curtis Christian each committed to different Pac-12 schools Wednesday in a ceremony carried live on ESPNU.
Three-star cornerback Terrence Alexander, the No. 36 player at his position, led off the ceremony by announcing he would play at Stanford. Alexander chose the Cardinal over Notre Dame and Ole Miss, all of which he visited in January.
Alexander said he will model his game after former Stanford corner Richard Sherman.
Four-star inside linebacker Kenny Young was next, and he spurned offers from LSU, Alabama, Florida State and several others to play at UCLA. Ranked as the No. 16 inside linebacker in the country, Young visited UCLA on Jan. 31.
The third Pac-12 pledge came from four-star safety Mattrell McGraw, who chose Oregon over Texas A&M. The country's No. 13 safety is the fifth member of the ESPN 300 to commit to the Ducks.
Their high school teammate, receiver Malachi Dupre, also took part in the ceremony, but the nation's top-ranked wide receiver elected to stay home at LSU. Dupre was with Young on the trip to UCLA.