Alford has a decision to make

Mario Alford recently visited West Virginia and now has a decision to make. Read on for his thoughts on the visit, when he will make a final decision, and more.

When long-time Rich Rodriguez assistant coach Tony Gibson left for West Virginia, it didn't take an expert to realize that WVU would make an effort to land some UA recruits.

Unfortunately for UA fans, it did not take long to get one of Arizona's commits to visit West Virginia.

Georgia Military College running back Mario Alford has been committed to Arizona for a few months, but he now has some serious thinking to do.

"I had a good time on my trip to West Virginia," Alford said. "The campus was really pretty and had a good atmosphere. I got to talk with the coaches and they obviously run a pretty up tempo offense where they look to score the ball really quickly.

"Their system requires guys with speed and quickness, but they also have to know their assignments because everyone can be moved around."

Alford will now look at his options and these next few days will be critical in his recruitment.

"Right now I'm not sure what direction I'm going," Alford said. "I've always liked Coach Rodriguez and the staff and I love the offense they run because I think it really fits into my skills.

"My trip to West Virginia really gave me some things to think about because it was a school that has a lot of things going for it. Like Arizona, they run an up tempo, explosive offense and I also feel comfortable with the coaching staff."

Alford is not sure what he wants to do, but does know that his recruitment will come to an end at the end of the week.

"I'm sitting down with my family and others and hopefully we can come up with a decision by later in the week," he said. "I like both schools quite a bit, so I have a lot to think about and I'm going to try to make the best decision for myself."


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