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Baker University signs 'Big Easy,' a 6-5, 420-pound football recruit

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An ESPN reporter made a minor stir on Twitter during Wednesday’s signing day when he took note that BYU had a committment from Motekiai Langi, who is 6 feet, 7 inches tall and 410 pounds.

In other words, nearly as heavy as a recruit Baker signed.

NyQuel Alexander is a two-way player from Lakewood High School in Florida. He is 6-5 and 420 pounds.

Here is what the Tampa Bay Times wrote about Alexander in its 2014 football preview: “Coaches would like to see this 6-foot-5, 420-pounder lose some weight to improve his agility. If that happens, he’ll be hard to get around in the trenches.”

A Tampa Bay Times blog post on recruits from the Sunshine State said Alexander’s nickname is “Big Easy” and his coach said that despite Alexander’s size, “He can flat out run.”

Hudl.com had this compilation of Alexander:

And here he is playing basketball:

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