Immokalee cornerback Mackensie Alexander has been tabbed the fourth-best senior football player in the country in ESPN's postseason rankings.
ESPN ranked Alexander No. 6 in the Class of 2013 in its preseason rankings. After a strong season and good performance last week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the Indians corner was bumped up to No. 4.
"(Alexander) combines terrific natural ability with a well-honed skill-set," reads ESPN's scouting report. "(He) has ball hawk type instincts with great anticipation and awareness. He has great play-speed, quickness and is a fast-twitched, explosive athlete with outstanding range."
An all-state first team selection the past two seasons, Alexander is the second cornerback and second player from Florida on the ESPN 300 list. Vernon Hargreaves III from Tampa-Wharton is No. 3 in the rankings.
Alexander had committed to Tennessee, but de-committed prior to the season. He has made visits to Texas A&M and Clemson, and also has received offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame and Ohio State among many others.
Barron Collier's Mike Heuerman is ranked No. 264 in the Class of 2013 by ESPN. Heuerman, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end, is committed to Notre Dame.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Alexander is uncommitted but has scholarship offers from nearly every big-name college program. He has 32 Division I offers. He recently told recruiting website Rivals that he will only play in college with twin brother Mackenro Alexander, a linebacker and the Daily News Defensive Player of the Year.
A pair of Immokalee juniors also received national recognition recently. Running back D'Ernest Johnson and receiver Jimmy Bayes were named to the All-U.S. Army National Combine first team by Rivals.
Johnson and Bayes competed in the combined in San Antonio's Alamodome last week as part of the All-American Bowl festivities. Naples quarterback Kilton Anderson received honorable mention from Rivals.