The opportunity to play early is something Alston is looking for and he thinks he will get that at Cincinnati.
"I talked to Coach [Steve] Stripling a lot while I was there and me and him get along great. He told me that I would have good chance to play as soon as I get there. We talked a lot about the playing time I could get and I liked what he said. He also told me that he would be there while I was there and that was big to me too. I would not mind playing for him."
The 6-foot-3, 230 pound defensive end out of Norcross, Ga. would not mind playing for head coach Butch Jones either.
"Coach Jones is a real cool coach and a cool person too. I got to go to his house for breakfast and spend some time with him and it was great. I really like him, I think he is a good person, and he showed me a lot of love."
The Bearcat coaches showing Alston love has put them on top of his list with one visit remaining.
"I am down to Cincinnati and West Virginia and Cincinnati is number one. I really like the people there, the coaches, and just how everyone acts. That is the biggest reason why they are on top, but I still need to visit West Virginia. I will visit them on the weekend of January 8 and make my decision after that visit."
Alston finished the 2010 season with 101 tackles and 10 sacks.