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Marvin Alexander Jr. Looks Forward to Being a Fan Favorite

Photo courtesy of Marvin Alexander Jr. 


With today being the first ever college football December signing period, the Kentucky Wildcats aimed to secure as many signatures as they could from their 21 committed prospects. Ultimately, 20 players signed their letters of intent, including three-star wide receiver Marvin Alexander Jr.


The UK signee plays for Chaminade-Madonna Prep and when he committed to Kentucky in February, he became the third player for the 2018 class. After being committed for the last ten months, Alexander knows Kentucky is where he wants to be.


“I chose UK because they believe in me and my skill set,” said Alexander. I think I fit in the offense pretty well and this is my best opportunity to be successful.”


At 6-3, 175, Alexander has great size for a college wide receiver and will bring an element to the position that the Wildcats need. Kentucky struggled with explosive plays in the passing game this season and the addition of Alexander should provide explosiveness at the position long term.


Alexander is already bought in on what he wants to accomplish at Kentucky and the goal is to be great from the start while helping the team be successful moving forward.


“I want to win our division next season,” said Alexander. “As for personal goals, I want to break the freshman receiving record next season and be named to the All-SEC freshman list.”


The way the Wildcats took a 6-2 start to the season and stumbled to a 7-5 finish, many thought the program would lose momentum, especially on the recruiting trail. However, that is not the case, as Kentucky steamrolled into the December signing period. As for an outlook on the program, Alexander thinks Kentucky is headed in the right direction.


“My opinion is we will get better every year and we can only go up from here,” said Alexander. I can’t wait to be a part of it, to be honest with you.”


With the loss of wide receivers Juice Johnson, Blake Bone, Kayaune Ross (could be granted an additional year), and Charles Walker, Kentucky will need young receivers to be ready to step in. UK will return Lynn Bowden Jr., Dorian Baker, Tavin Richardson, Josh Ali, Isaiah Epps, and Clevan Thomas, but Alexander has the confidence to hear his name called early.


“I look forward to being a fan favorite because I will be great.”


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