Georgia is one of the nation’s top five states in producing college football players: Around 200 of the state’s high school seniors will sign with FBS schools in February.
Despite the big numbers, there are still plenty of prospects that get overlooked. We’ll take a look at some of them over the next month.
One guy to watch is LB Chase Alford of Heritage High School in Conyers.
Alford got two big honors within the last week: He was named Defensive MVP of the East team in an all-star football game at the Georgia Dome, and was also named Region 8-AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder will also play in two more all-star games, including the North-South game on Dec. 29.
Alford has gotten overlooked by college scouts, and some of it has to do with playing football in Rockdale County, which is becoming more known for its football each year.
He’s a stellar student with a 4.01 GPA, and his older brother walked on at Georgia Tech.
The younger Alford has offers from Air Force, The Citadel, Presbyterian, Illinois State, and Samford, and will take an official visit to Air Force next month. He also has interest from Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Auburn, Vanderbilt and UConn.
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