Outlined in previous posts, Junior Alexander is a top wide receiver prospect for the class of 2021. He had a top six reported schools just a few weeks back, but he made it official when he narrowed it down to a top five, discussing his points of emphasis for each school with 247Sports.
Alexander’s top five consist of Arizona State, Utah, Washington, Washington State and none other than your California Golden Bears.
He told 247Sports that Cal is home.
“Overall, that’s home for me, my family is from California and I have a lot of family from there. Cal is pretty much home. Coach (Burl) Toler, Marshall (Cherrington), coach (Justin) Wilcox, they make it feel like home. I know if I attend Cal, they’ll definitely treat me well there. Their education is world-class, top notch, not only for football, they’ll set me up for life as well.”
Those are some great reasons to come on down to Berkeley, Junior.
Alexander is a four-star receiver who plays at Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington. He’s 6’3, 190 pounds and ranks as the 36th-best receiver prospect according to 247.
The recruiting service also compares him to current Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay, saying he’s a fluid receiver who routinely separates from his defender.
He had over 16 offers when he trimmed his list to his top five, of which he had this to say on each of them:
Arizona State — “I talk to the coaches pretty much every day, coach Prentice (Gill), coach Herm (Edwards), I talk to him almost every day, coach (Chris) Hawkins and coach (Derek) Hagan. I’m showing a lot of interest in them. I played against Jayden Daniels, same with Chad (Johnson) and Johnny (Wilson). I talk to them on a daily basis. They’re young but I could grow with them.”
Utah — “Utah was the very first school I traveled out of state to visit. It was amazing out there. The coaching staff was very loving and warming. I talked to a couple of visitors, they loved it as well. I know Samson Nacua and I know a couple guys on the team. It was an overall amazing visit and an amazing program.”
Washington — “My guy Sam (Huard), I love him to death and it’s in-state and home. I have a great relationship with coach (Jimmy) Lake and coach (Junior) Adams. I really love Washington because it’s pretty much home, it is home.”
Washington State — “The (new) coaching staff overall, I can’t wait to see them play this year. They’re very excited about the coming up year and our 2021 group. They’re trying to keep us home and pushing for us hard. Washington State shows a little bit more than they care about us. Coach (Nick) Rolovich talks to me on a daily basis.”
No word on just yet when he’ll make his final decision, but Justin Wilcox and Co. are still in it to win it.