The LSU staff has hit the road to begin their spring evaluations, sending the assistants in different directions as the Tigers attempt to build on their 2012 class over the next month.
One LSU staff member made his way through Mississippi on Wednesday, stopping off in Petal to visit with Anthony Alford - one of the top quarterback prospects on the staff’s board.
“Coach Chavis came by today,” said the three-star quarterback, who is tabbed by Scout.com as the No. 30 player at the position. “It went good. We had to lift and then I had baseball. We didn’t get to speak long, but it was a nice visit.”
All of those schools, and more, will be by Petal High over the next month.
“Alabama may come by later on (this week),” Alford said.
Alford, tabbed as an early selection in the 2012 MLB Draft, will turn his focus to the second round of the state playoffs on Thursday when the Panthers host cross-town rival Oak Grove. At the end of May, he will travel to Baton Rouge for the Bayou Picnic.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Alford, who last visited LSU for the Spring Game earlier this month. “It’s been my dream school since I was young.”
Good news came Alford’s way earlier this month when he received word that he would be competing in next January’s Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Texas.
“I really can't believe it to be honest,” Alford told Scout.com after receiving the invitation. “Everything has just happened so fast. It's flying by.”
Alford passed for 1,399 yards and 16 touchdowns and rushed for another 1,253 yards and 19 touchdowns last fall.