QB discusses Clemson offer

This signal caller, who's a dual threat on the football field, also doubles as a baseball player. And he'd like to play both sports at the next level.

QB Anthony Alford Profile

Petal High School (Mississippi) junior Anthony Alford was on the receiving end of a full scholarship offer from the Tigers after it was extended by Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris last Thursday.

"My coach had been talking to [Morris]. I was up there when he was on the phone and [Morris] made the offer official," Alford told CUTigers.com this weekend.

The Scout.com three-star prospect is still learning about Clemson, but has kept up with the Tigers the last few years.

"I don't know a lot about them. It's a pretty good ways away from me, but I always watch them on TV," he said.

Clemson had Alford on the mailing list, but last week's conversation with Morris was the first time he'd spoken with any coach on the Tigers' staff.

"I'd like to get to know more about them," Alford said. "I have interest in Clemson."

The possibility of playing both football and baseball at the next level came up during Alford's conversation with Morris.

"He said they think that they could work it out with their baseball coach, because he knows that I want to play both in college," Alford said.

A leftfielder, Alford is batting over .500 with a homerun this season at Petal.

Along with Clemson, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Mississippi State and South Miss have offered. He doesn't claim any leaders. All schools have told Alford that he could play both football and baseball.

His only visit of the spring was the Ole Miss for junior day. He hopes to hit a few others in the near future, but nothing else has been scheduled.

As a junior, Alford threw for 1,399 yards and 16 scores. He also rushed for 1,253 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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