With the late Signing Day looming two months away, Texas Longhorns defensive line coach Oscar Giles has been busy on the recruiting trail, with Wednesday taking him to Oklahoma to visit Owasso weak-side defensive end Courtre Alexander:
The staff is currently evaluating the 6’4, 225-pounder who is considered one of the sleeper prospects in the state. Not currently rated by the 247Sports Composite, Alexander is a two-star prospect by 247Sports and ranked as the nation’s No. 125 weak-side defensive end.
Most of Alexander’s offers are from smaller schools, but Memphis, Ohio, Tulsa, and Wyoming are pursuing him, with Oklahoma also keeping tabs on his senior season.
Depending on whether Alexander is closer to 225 pounds now, as listed on his 247Sports profile, or the 260 pounds listed on Hudl, his projection in college would change a bit. Based on where he played in high school, he would seem more likely to play defensive end for coordinator Todd Orlando at Texas, as he’s especially difficult for opposing offensive linemen to deal with when he’s slanting across their face or shooting gaps.
With Texas A&M potentially keeping Terry Price as the defensive ends coach, landing Conroe Oak Ridge weak-side defensive end Joseph Ossai is looking more difficult for Texas.
So Alexander may well be a prospect the staff more seriously targets late in the cycle.