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.
WE’RE LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS AWAY FROM SIGNING DAY
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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