Where LSU stands with Stanford grad transfer Terrence Alexander

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Question of the Day: Thursday, March 22

This question is about a player who is not yet at LSU — and may never even arrive at all.

Esteban Esteves asked about Stanford cornerback Terrence Alexander, who will leave The Farm when he receives his degree at the conclusion of spring semester. Alexander still has another year of eligibility after sustaining a season-ending injury in Stanford’s opener last year.

Alexander has yet to schedule an official visit with LSU, though he is expected to visit Baton Rouge sometime in April.

However, he has already paid a different school a visit. Tennessee. Alexander visited Tennessee last weekend on his first stop in considering a new program.

The Vols would not figure to have much appeal to a New Orleans native — or anyone else who wants to experience the feeling of a winning record in SEC play.

However, Tennessee has a trump card. Wide receivers coach David Johnson was hired from Memphis by new Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt. Johnson is a New Orleans native who turned down LSU last year. He coached Tyrann Mathieu at St. Augustine High School and is seen as a key to giving Tennessee a foothold in a state it has recruited well when the program is successful. (See: Peyton Manning).

LSU still has the last at-bat, so to speak. Thus, the Tigers figure to remain the favorite to add Alexander to a secondary that’s one man short after failing to land Patrick Surtain Jr. or Mario Goodrich in recruiting and could be two men short if Kristian Fulton’s suspension appeal is denied by the NCAA.

It’ll likely be another month before we know more about Alexander’s future, but at the moment it looks as if it will come down to either LSU or Tennessee.

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