"I have offers from Southern and McNeese State," Alfred said. "About 10 days ago, Southern's running backs coach told our head coach that they were offering me a scholarship. McNeese was my first one. Their recruiter, Tim Leger, told me on the phone that they were offering me a full scholarship. I was so happy that I could hardly talk. I was running around the house. I think the coach (Leger) knew that I was excited.
"We've had a wide receiver from Northside (Jereon McGilvery) sign with McNeese, and I know Quinten Lawrence, who played for McNeese. I like their offense and I can see myself playing there."
Alfred and the Vikings are well-prepared for the 2010 season. Northside has experienced and talented players at several positions, including defensive tackle Tyler Porter, wide receiver Malcolm Glaze, and cornerback/kick returner Tevin Narcisse.
"Tyler is a good leader, a guy who plays with a lot of intensity and gives 100%," said Alfred. "He won't let anyone beat up on him or get the best of him in a game and he won't let any of our players slack up either.
"Tevin is in a new position this year (from WR to CB). He plays with confidence, plays hard on every down, and he makes big plays. Malcolm is a player with good speed who keeps the young receivers' heads in the game. He keeps the other receivers focused."
Last year, Alfred shouldered the load on offense in regard to the ground game.
"They'll (the coaches) pound the wham in the middle with me," Alfred said, "then when the defense starts cheating up and putting too many men in the box, I'll bust it outside on a quick sweep."
Alfred (5-foot-10, 195 pounds) is also receiving interest from Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Auburn, Utah, and Texas A&M. The senior, who turned 17 today, has a very early birthday for a Class of 2011 player - which is another plus for Alfred in terms of potential upside.