Miami, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Ohio State, Virginia
Committed to ole Miss. In April Givens claimed a top-3 of Auburn, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt until Tennessee offered the in-state tackle. He had stated that Tennessee was right at the top of his schools he was considering, though he officially proclaimed Ole Miss as his leader in early July and committed to them in September. Auburn has not yet offered, and it will be interesting to see if any of his offers prove contingent on summer camps and/or senior season performance.
RTI Average: 3-stars
Givens is a mauler at offensive tackle for Nashville Christian. Butch Jones’ system calls for lean, mean, and quick linemen at the tackle position and Alex offers all of that and more. The questions with Givens surround his competition. How quickly can he adjust to the college game and lining up against people that can match his size and strength? Watching the tape you can see that he finishes blocks does well getting out in front of his ball carriers on screens. He also consistently gets to the second level to attack linebackers and create lanes for his running back. Not much to go on in terms of his pass protection, as NCS is predominately a running team.