Former UGA DB target commits to Arizona

One of Georgia Military junior college’s top players, Mario Alford, has committed to Arizona.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound “athlete” pledged to Arizona after taking an official visit to the school this weekend, picking the Wildcats over Oklahoma State, Washington State, Ole Miss and Cincinnati.

“Arizona has been with him the longest, built a good relationship, and he feels comfortable that Coach (Rich) Rodriquez can utilize him the best in his offense,” GMC coach Bert Williams told the AJC. “He liked the family atmosphere out there, and was impressed with what the other players there had to say about the program, Coach Rodriquez and his staff.”

Alford is a star running back at GMC, rushing for 580 yards and 6 touchdowns in eight games. He can also play wide receiver or cornerback, but will likely stay on offense at Arizona. His coach said he has that “extra burst of speed” that you don’t find in many prospects.

Alford had heavy flirtations with UGA last year after the Bulldogs missed on several prospects on signing day. The Bulldogs had scholarships available and considered the possibility of adding Alford late as a defensive back. But it didn’t work out after it was discovered that Alford had yet to meet the transfer requirements. This year, UGA was still scouting Alford but had yet to offer a scholarship.

Alford played high school football at Greenville with current UGA left tackle Kenarious Gates.




– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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12 comments Add your comment


October 29th, 2012
12:42 pm

Rick James

October 29th, 2012
12:48 pm

Hugh A

October 29th, 2012
1:19 pm

Good luck, Mario. Sorry it didn’t work out for you at UGA.


October 29th, 2012
5:44 pm

Too bad the kid didn’t meet minimum requirements to transfer last year. Hope he does well at Arizona.


October 29th, 2012
6:56 pm

Who is No. 64 for the Dawgs? Is there a more heady offensive lineman in America? He refuses to block Florida’s DT, and the guy blows through and tackles Gurley just as Murray’s screen pass arrives. Holding Florida! It’s like drawing a charge or something in Basketball! How in the Hell did y’all win that game?! Muschamp had you just where he wanted you. Driving the ball down your throat. Your defense had quit, and Murray in overtime? Come on people. I swear, I,ve always thought Richt was a hypocrite, but if that holding call wasn’t Devine Intervention, I don’t know what it was. Nice job No. 64. HILARIOUS.


October 29th, 2012
7:04 pm

Wow, Toliet tide your stupid!!


October 29th, 2012
7:15 pm

hey TURD TROLL his little brother plays at bammer so the next game you go to why don’t you look up Dillon Lee’s father and tell him about it.


October 29th, 2012
7:22 pm

I think while we trip out about kids going not going to UGA/GA Tech or our favorite school regionally, let’s keep this in perspective. He’s getting a scholarship and a degree at the end of the day. Best of luck to you young man.


October 29th, 2012
8:00 pm

Is it the UGA is not interested in GMC players….T Brown…J Fields…M Alford…K Broome…etc???

Go Dawgs

October 29th, 2012
9:09 pm

Hey Tide roll….. It’s a screen pass, retard. You don’t block the DT’s on those, idiot. Geeze. Some people don;t know a thing about football.


October 29th, 2012
10:43 pm

Hey Tide troll—-a mind is a terrible thing to waste.


October 30th, 2012
10:17 am

is there a bigger tool than Tide Roll? Haa!