Third-year player will compete for playing time at defensive end.
2016 SEASON: (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN) Made Spartan debut vs. Rutgers . . . recorded two tackles against the Scarlet Knights.
2015 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top defensive ends by Scout.com (No. 33) . . . also ranked among the country's top weakside defensive ends by 247Sports.com (No. 34) . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 120) . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by Scout.com (No. 26), 247Sports.com (No. 26), Rivals.com (No. 45) and ESPN.com (No. 50) . . . named to The Associated Press Division II All-Ohio first team as well as Cleveland.com and Akron Beacon Journal All-Star Teams as a senior . . . also earned All-Suburban League and AP Division II Northeast Inland All-District honors in 2014 . . . two-year starter for Coach Jeff Fox at Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio . . . recorded a career-best 89 tackles as a senior, with 31.5 resulting in losses including a school-record 20.5 sacks, while helping the Knights (14-1) to the Suburban League title and a trip to the Division II championship game . . . also credited with three forced fumbles and a pass break-up in 2014 . . . made seven tackles, including two for losses (2 yards), vs. Cincinnati LaSalle in the state championship game . . . produced 12 tackles, including two sacks, a fumble and pass break-up in the regional final vs. Grafton Midview . . . posted nine stops, including four sacks, and forced two fumbles vs. Fremont Ross in the opening round of the playoffs . . . honorable mention AP Northeast Inland All-District selection as a junior . . . registered 42 tackles in 2013, with 11 resulting in losses including four sacks . . . tallied a season-high five stops, with two for losses including a sack, and blocked a punt vs. Medina Highland . . . his career totals include 131 tackles, with 42.5 for losses including 24.5 sacks . . . also competed on the Knights basketball team . . . son of Troy and Jennifer Alexander . . . born May 10, 1997 . . . media and information major.