• North Carolina
  • North Carolina Tar Heels
    Hard Commit - 4/19/2024

Austin Alexander

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 243

Prospect Info

  • High School Cooper
  • City Burlington, KY
  • Class 2025

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Evaluated 04/18/2024

Cooper Petagna National Recruiting Analyst

Verified at 6-foot-3 ½ and 240-pounds plus in April of 2024, possesses a collegiate ready frame as he boasts broad shoulders and a muscular lower half. Question growth potential to add a considerable amount of weight at the next level as his frame is somewhat limited due to his shorter wingspan for the position. Displays above average athleticism on both sides of the ball as he’s primarily positioned as a 5-technique in an even front. Shows the ability to win consistently at the point of attack with initial quickness and high motor off the edge. Demonstrates good backside pursuit, plus run and chase ability as he exhibits above average play speed on both offense and defense. Productive two-way prospect that accounted for over 1,100 yards receiving and 19 sacks in his junior campaign and projects as a immediate depth contributor and eventual starter at a Power Four program. Position projection will be heavily reliant on his growth trajectory as he could ultimately end up playing in a standup role in an odd front at the next level.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also plays basketball.
High-academic student with a self-reported 4.46 GPA.
2023: Helped Cooper reach Kentucky's 5A title game as a junior. Got snaps at defensive end, 3-tech, tight end and split end. Had 67 receptions for 1,138 yards and 19 touchdowns on offense. Defensively, totaled 81 tackles, 19 sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries.
2022: As a sophomore, racked 85 total tackles, 11 sacks, an interception and on defense to go along with 34 receptions for 522 yards and 6 touchdowns on offense.


  • Shaun Alexander Uncle

    Alexander played 9 seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks and Redskins following a standout career at Alabama.

  • Derrick Barnes Cousin

    4th round NFL Draft pick in 2021. Selected by the Detroit Lions. Plays linebacker. Attended Purdue.

  • Maleah Alexander Sister

    Division 1 basketball player at Liberty University.

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