Immokalee High School football player Mackenro Alexander isn't happy that some colleges have started recruiting him since his twin brother Mackensie stated the two brothers want to play together.
Alexander, the Daily News Defensive Player of the Year, made his comments to Rivals.com's Clemson website, Tiger Illustrated, in a story posted Thursday. Mackensie Alexander has been highly recruited since last year, and was the only area player to be chosen for the U.S. Army All-America Game in San Antonio earlier this month.
"Since that article came out about my brother saying he's not going to go to any school unless I come along, there are some schools that are trying to recruit me now," Mackenro Alexander told Tiger Illustrated. "They act like I'm their guy now. But where were they when I was struggling? And now you want me? That gets me mad. So you want my brother so bad that you'll take me just to get him? That's not going to happen anyways. At the end of the day, it's a business. Wherever I go, I'm going to make them love me. I'm going to make so many plays and I'll be deadly out there."
Alexander said his grades were in good shape, and he was ready to prove he could play in college.
"I'm going to make damn sure no one breaks my tackles," he said. "I'm ready to tell people to shut the heck up and show them this is how I play. I feel angry and overlooked."
Rivals.com also came out with its updated positional rankings, heading into National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
The Alexander brothers, teammates Jacky Marcellus, Deadrin Senat and Tshumbi Johnson, Barron Collier's Mike Heuerman and South Fort Myers' Jayron Kearse and Joe Fennell all were ranked at their respective positions.
Mackensie Alexander, who had verbally committed to Tennessee early last year before de-committing, is the highest ranked at a position as the No. 7 cornerback. Alexander has made visits to Clemson, Texas A&M and Mississippi State and, according to Rivals, will visit Rutgers today.
Heuerman, who starred on the defensive line with the Cougars, was ranked No. 8 at tight end. He has verbally committed to Notre Dame.
Mackenro Alexander, who played linebacker for the Indians, is the No. 43 safety. He also has visited Mississippi State and Kentucky, and, according to Rivals, also will visit Rutgers today.
Kearse played all over the field for the Wolfpack last season after transferring from Cypress Lake. He is ranked 14th in the athlete category, and has verbally committed to Clemson.
Marcellus, who missed the postseason with a knee injury, is ranked No. 18 in all-purpose running backs. He has committed to West Virginia.
Fennell is rated No. 21 at offensive guard. He switched his verbal commitment from Western Kentucky to USF after head coach Willie Taggart moved from the Hilltoppers to the Bulls in December.
Senat, who also has been highly recruited since last year, has visited USF and South Carolina, and will visit N.C. State today, according to Rivals. He had committed to Florida State at one point. He is ranked 44th in defensive tackles.
Johnson, who played quarterback for the Indians, is rated No. 64 in the athlete category. He had his verbal commitment to USF, but that reportedly was withdrawn. Cincinnati appears to have the most interest, according to Rivals.
Immokalee made it to the Class 5A state championship game, losing to Tallahassee-Godby, 21-20.