Senior lineman Amiree Alexander commits to Southeastern

Published 11:06 am Thursday, November 9, 2023

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By Noah Trepagnier, The Rebel Express

Riverside Academy Rebels senior lineman Amiree Alexander is nothing short of being a complete mauler on the field and it’s paying dividends.

Alexander verbally committed to Southeastern Louisiana University in August. He also has offers from North American University, Alcorn State, Northwestern State and Nicholls State University. He chose the Lions after visiting the campus over the summer.

“I chose Southeastern because it felt welcoming even when I wasn’t  getting recruited by them,” said Alexander, who accompanied former teammate Elijah “Bill” Davis to a practice last year. “I can remember going to a practice in the spring with Bill because he was getting recruited and I was sitting in the stands watching them practice and I was amused by the big hits they were making. It felt like it was my style of play.”

Alexander was a first team All-District player on both offense and defense this season with more accolades sure to come. Last year he was an All-Metro and Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State selection at offensive line after leading the way for Davis, now at University of Louisiana-Lafayette, who ran for over 2,000 yards last year. This year he is blocking for Dedric Lastie, who is on pace to rush for 2,000 yards.

Alexander has a member of the Rebels football team in his eighth grade year. In his freshman year he moved to Atlanta and played football at Discovery High School where he was  an 7A All-State wrestler for the Titans. He returned to Riverside as a sophomore and has been a starter ever since.

Alexander also is one of the most beloved football players on the field and in the hallways because of his leadership abilities, his humor and humility.

“Amiree is an enforcer,” said offensive line coach Pierce Bonck. “He is unbelievably selfless and will do whatever is asked. Although he has only been playing offensive line for just over a year, Amiree has so many natural instinctual tools that make him an elite offensive lineman. He has a very unique mix of an infectious personality that lights up the room while also being a violent finisher from whistle to whistle. He’s exactly what you ask for as an offensive line coach.”