High School: Highly regarded prospect is the nation's No. 11 tight end by Rivals.com ... "An exceptionally athletic tight end who can go deep down field," wrote recruiting analyst Tom Lemming on MaxPreps.com ... Second-team all-state, covering all classifications, as a senior by OhioVarsity.com ... Noted for his combination of size, outstanding hands and speed, could be a flex tight end in the collegiate ranks ... The No. 13 prospect in Ohio by Rivals.com and is the No. 43 overall player in the six-state Midwest Region by SuperPrep ... All-region and all-district his final two years ... Team's leading receiver his final two seasons ... Caught 23 passes for 411 yards and four touchdowns as a senior, helping the team to a 9-2 record and berth in the state playoffs ... Snagged 27 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns his junior year ... Played in the O-D All-America Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C., following his senior season ... Coached by Larry Cox ... "Alex has great size and deceptive speed," Cox said. "He can get behind the defense and stretch the field. He also enjoys the blocking aspect and takes a lot of pride in that. He's a complete package." ... Also played basketball ... Honor-roll student.
Personal: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Son of Darlene Smith ... Considering a major in broadcast journalism.