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Super 30: Dominique Alexander takes one for the team

Tulsa Washington standout will play defensive end this season, despite the fact he has committed to Arkansas as a safety.
by Scott Wright Published: July 10, 2012
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photo - Booker T. Washington quarterback Dominique Alexander (11) dodges a sack attempt by East Central's Kimmee Carson (7) at S.E. Williams Stadium, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World
Booker T. Washington quarterback Dominique Alexander (11) dodges a sack attempt by East Central's Kimmee Carson (7) at S.E. Williams Stadium, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World

“They've had a lot of experience and were good at it, so I'm taking in everything they tell me, so I can be the best at the position I can be,” said the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Alexander. “I'm gonna try to use my speed and strength. The O-linemen will be big, but I'm strong enough to hold my own. And I'll try to use my speed to get back there and make plays.”

This season offers another challenge, with the Hornets moving up from Class 5A to 6A, where they will share a district with four-time defending champ Tulsa Union.

“People would always say that we could run 5A, but we wouldn't do that if we were 6A,” he said. “Now we get the chance to show them that we can play with those guys.

“I love competition, so I'm excited about moving up, because you've got to bring your best every single game.”

Alexander says he has wanted the chance to play at Arkansas since he started attending their games as a freshman.

“It just felt like the place I wanted to be,” he said. “I like the coaches, especially my position coach, Paul Haynes. He's sending people to the (National Football) League, so I really liked that. They have great tradition. It's close enough to home, and I'll have a chance to get a good degree.

“The fans are crazy. When they find out Arkansas wants you, they treat you like royalty. It's just a great feeling down there.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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No. 12: Dominique Alexander

School: Tulsa Washington

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 195 pounds

Position: Defensive back

Committed to: Arkansas on June 19

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