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5-star DT Bear Alexander decommits from Georgia

Can the Longhorns get Alexander on campus and become a contender?

Bear Alexander

One of the top defensive tackles is back on the market, as Fort Worth Brewer defensive tackle Bear Alexander announced his decommitment from the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday.

The 6’3, 325-pounder committed to Georgia on National Signing Day, but recently took a visit to Texas A&M and has an official visit set to Miami this week. In the immediate aftermath of Alexander’s decommitment, Texas A&M insider Brian Perroni put in a 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction in favor of the Aggies.

But the second stage of Alexander’s recruitment is still in its infancy, so there should be an opportunity for other schools to get in the mix, including, potentially, the Longhorns and position coach Bo Davis. As with any recruit, the next step for Texas to compete in Alexander’s recruitment is to get him on the Forty Acres in the coming weeks.

A consensus five-star prospect, Alexander is ranked as the No. 26 player nationally and the No. 7 defensive lineman in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Of the nine pledges for Texas, two of them are defensive linemen — Galena Park North Shore’s Kristopher Ross and Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy College Prep’s Zac Swanson.