LeRoy Alexander redshirts his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Whitmer HS)
Alexander joined the 2012 class in late January and has the ability to play either side of the ball. The 6-0, 185-pound Alexander starred as a senior at Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio, helping Coach Joe Palka’s team to a 13-1 record. Whitmer advanced to the Division I (largest class) state semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Cleveland St. Ignatius. Alexander was a valuable member of the secondary, racking up 43 tackles, seven pass breakups and a pair of interceptions. He was also an explosive threat on offense, with 60 rushes for 665 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had one touchdown reception. Alexander played at Springfield High in Holland, Ohio, as a sophomore and junior before transferring for his senior season. Alexander helped Springfield to a 9-3 record in 2010, when he was a teammate of NU redshirt freshman defensive lineman Kevin Williams. Alexander was coached by current NU graduate assistant Vince Marrow at Springfield in 2009. Alexander also had a scholarship offer from Toledo, and was drawing strong interest from Michigan State before deciding on Nebraska. Alexander was ranked as the No. 60 “athlete” prospect in the country according to Rivals.com. A talented two-sport standout, Alexander was an honorable-mention all-state pick in basketball for Springfield High School in 2011, and he helped Whitmer to a 23-2 record and top-10 ranking in Ohio in 2012. Alexander and fellow Ohio product Greg McMullen (Akron) give Nebraska six signees from Ohio in Bo Pelini’s five recruiting classes as head coach, including four in the past two seasons.
Alexander was born on Jan. 20, 1994, and he is the son of LeRoy and Theresa Alexander.