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4-star DL Bear Alexander transferring to IMG Academy

Peter Warren09/23/21
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Bear Alexander
Bear Alexander

Four-star defensive lineman Bear Alexander is transferring to IMG Academy for his senior season from Fort Worth (Texas) Brewer.

The news was first reported by DawgNation and confirmed by On3 National Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton.

Alexander tweeted a video of himself at IMG’s campus Thursday afternoon.

Why Bear Alexander transferred to IMG

Bear Alexander told DawgNation the reason for his transfer was that his previous transfer had not been approved Texas’ University Interscholastic League, marking him ineligible this season.

Alexander had originally transferred to Fort Worth (Texas) Brewer from Denton (Texas) Ryan in April after his guardian accepted a coaching job at the school.

This will Alexander’s fifth high school in four years.

He spent his freshman year at Terrell (Texas) High before transferring to Dallas Skyline the next year.

He then went to Denton (Texas) Ryan for his junior season. After being ruled ineligible for the first part of the season, Alexander led Denton (Texas) Guyer to the Texas Class 5A Division I state title.

Alexander is a top recruit for a reason

Bear Alexander announced his final two schools of Georgia and Texas A&M in August.

On Sunday, he posted a video of him in both Bulldogs and Aggies gear, sending both fan bases into a frenzy trying to decipher the meaning.

Georgia had already earned his commitment, but Alexander decommitted from the school in June.

Alexander is the one of the best defensive linemen in the class of 2022.

Hamilton said Bear Alexander is an elite prospect who regularly beats double teams his junior year.

“Alexander has a terrific frame for an interior defensive line prospect,” Hamilton said. “Big-bodied with high-end first-step quickness and reactive quickness at his size. Broad shoulders and a very strong lower body are accompanied by an 81-inch wingspan and 10-inch hands.”