Lineman Dominic Alford Commits to Big Ten

Dominic Alford, a 6-3, 310-pound senior from Shaker Heights (OH) High, committed to Minnesota, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Dominic Alford became the 11th player to commit to Minnesota. He had planned to attend this weekend's game versus Michigan State, but will instead tour the campus in December.

"Dominic is both a good pass blocker and run blocker," Shaker Heights coach Dave Sedmak told the Plain Dealer. "He moves so well. He has been a big factor in Craig Johnson's [Raiders record-setting tailback] great season."

Alford was also recruited by Toledo, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Miami of Ohio, Akron and Michigan State. Alford plays tackle for Shaker Heights, but is expected to move to guard in college.

Shaker Heights finished the season 6-5 with a 42-16 playoff loss to No. 1 seed Lakewood St. Edward. They had lost to the Eagles 45-14 in the regular season. Shaker Heights, which lost standout senior quarterback Alex Math to injury in Week 8, made the big-school playoffs for the eighth time and finished tri-champions of the Lake Erie League Lake Division.

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