In another decision that wasn't revealed until this morning, cornerback Terrence Alexander from national powerhouse John Curtis High School in River Ridge, Louisiana, chose Stanford over runners-up Notre Dame and Ole Miss. It's no mean feat to pull a prospect like Alexander out of SEC territory, so this is a huge win for the Cardinal.
Rivals.com ranks Alexander as the #32 cornerback in the nation, possibly because he's a bit undersized at 5'10", but his elite speed (4.4 in the 40) will certainly make up for that and allow him to push for playing time this fall. In fact, if Wayne Lyons moves over to safety as some have suggested, Alexander could even compete for and eventually win the cornerback spot opposite Alex Carter.
Alexander's addition gives the Cardinal solid players on all three levels of the defense and positions the team to continue the tradition of excellence that's been building on the defensive side of the ball.