Georgia football received a big-time commit in defensive lineman Bear Alexander. 14Powers.com recruiting analyst Steve Wright provides this film evaluation of Nolton.
By Steve Wright
Kirby Smart pulled in Georgia’s first out-of-state recruit in the Bulldogs’ class of 2022 on Wednesday as he picked up the commitment of 4-star defensive tackle Bear Alexander out of Ryan (Denton, TX.) High School. Alexander is a player with huge upside. He is ranked by the 247Sports Composite Rankings as the No. 140 player in the nation, the No. 9 defensive tackle, and the No. 22 player in the state of Texas.
Alexander is a massive human. He is 6-foot-3 and weighs in at 325 pounds. He picked the Bulldogs over offers from almost 30 schools including Florida and Texas A&M. Alexander was a dominant force in the high school ranks this season, leading the Raiders to a Class 5A, Division I state championship and an undefeated season.
Alexander has an uncommon combination of size and athletic ability. He already has the size to play in college with another full year of high school football to play. He is as physical as you would expect at the point of attack and scouts love his ability to either play defensive tackle on a four-man front or to switch to the nose in an odd-man front.
The first play of this video shows one of the reasons why the coaching staff at Georgia will love Alexander. After breaking through the line and making the running back bounce to the outside, Alexander is the player in pursuit that is able to catch the ball carrier and bring him to the ground. Plenty of defensive tackles of Alexander’s size would give up on the play after the initial rush, but he is an effort player – in addition to his obvious skills – and his determination to run the play down from the backside is something that you see all over his game film.