Great news out of the Narrows League where Gig Harbor (Wash.) QB Davis Alexander made a verbal commitment to Portland State University.
This comes on the heels of Portland State signing head coach Bruce Barnum to a new 5-year contract, and isn’t without coincidence.
“I had a great talk with coach [Nick] Whitworth, coach [Steve] Cooper and coach Barnum,” Alexander told Northwest Elite Index. “Once I found out the school had made the commitment to coach Barnum and new he had his contract and talking it over with my parents I knew it was the right fit for me.”
Alexander received the offer on September 26th while visiting the Vikings for their game against Western Oregon, and had nice things to say about the program on and off the field.
“The stadium is so cool,” Alexander said. “It is where the Portland Timbers [Major League Soccer] play, so it’s a unique structure. The college atmosphere was very cool to look at, they had us sit directly behind the student section.
“I like the school a lot. I know people that go there and tell me they love it. It’s a unique environment being right in the city, I like how everything you need is available where you are at.”
Alexander’s story has been a consistent rise since taking over the starting duties at the beginning of last season. He was voted the Narrows League MVP last season while helping Gig Harbor to a League Championship. The offseason saw Alexander win a second straight Battle in Seattle 7-on-7 title, along with a second tournament MVP. Alexander culminated his offseason with a tremendous showing in the inaugural Northwest Nine, finishing 3rd, among some of the region’s top QB’s.
With recruiting in the rear view mirror, Alexander can now put his focus strictly on Gig Harbor.
“It is a huge weight off my shoulder,” Alexander noted. “I am now fully focused on helping my team get to the Tacoma Dome.”
We couldn’t be happier for Alexander, as we have seen up close the amount of work he has put in during his high school career, and wish him the best of luck going forward.