FIU signed the first member of its 2015 signing class as Lakeland Christian quarterback Christian Alexander will enroll early at FIU and is expected to participate in the Panthers spring practice in March.
Alexander, 6-3, 205 pounds, led Lakeland Christian to an 11-1 record last season while throwing for 2,613 yards. He completed 163 of 265 passes (61.5%) and threw for 34 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. CLICK HERE for Alexander's career high school stats.
Alexander is a pocket passer but he did rush for 427 yards and two touchdowns last season. CLICK HERE for his highlights.
While taping FIU Football Weekly earlier today, FIU coach Ron Turner said the Panthers currently have 23 commitments and is constantly getting calls from other players looking to come play at FIU.
Although FIU's 2015 schedule has not been released yet, according to Harry Minium of the Virginian-Pilot, the following teams will likely be FIU's rivals in Conference USA's East Division after Charlotte joins C-USA next season in football. FIU will face these East Division rivals on a yearly basis: Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion and Western Kentucky.
It appears UAB is moving to the West Division to go with those teams already in the West: Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, UTEP, UTSA to make up the 14-team conference.
With six games against East Division teams, FIU will play two games against West Division teams each year plus the four non-conference games.