UA in mix for Georgia athlete

Arizona has been in consistent contact with a Georgia athlete who is now planning to visit the Wildcats. Read on to see who it is, his thoughts on Arizona, and more.

It's no secret Rich Rodriguez's offense is most efficient when quick players get the ball in space. While the current team isn't lacking in skilled talent, Rodriguez is looking to improve the overall team speed.

He is looking for players all over the country who can contribute, and Greenville (Ga.) running back Mario Alford seems to fit the bill.

Alford is off to a blazing start to his sophomore season and is picking up interest along the way.

"The season is going well so far," Alford said. "I've rushed for a lot of yards and quite a few touchdowns. Our team is two and one, but we are getting close to hitting on all cylinders."

Although Alford is in the middle of his senior season, he is thinking about future official visits that he will take, including one to Arizona.

"The coaches want me to get down there, and the feeling is mutual," Alford said. "They're playing well and it seems like a good place. I've been in touch with the coaches and they say they like my ability to make people miss and to get into the open field."

Considering his talent, it is no surprise that Arizona is not the only school recruiting Alford.

"Arizona is one of the main schools recruiting me, but I also like Ole Miss, Cincinnati, and a couple other schools," he said.

Alford wants to take his time with a decision, but has a good idea of when he would like to end the process.

"My plan is to make a decision toward the end of the season," Alford said. "I want to take all five visits and then decide.

"The visits will be important. I want to find the best school for me and by going on the visits I can look at the advantages and disadvantages of all the schools, but at the same time I want to figure out where I'm going soon."

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