Last season 2013 offensive tackle Brenden Alford was part of probably the most talented offensive line in the state of South Carolina at Dillon High School. Alford along with South Carolina commitments D.J. Park and Bryce King helped power Dillon deep into the AA playoffs. Prior to the end of the school year Alford transferred to Wade Hampton High School in Greenville County. SCPrepNation.com caught up with Alford to talk about his senior season and recruitment as he's now lining up for the Generals.
"Our record is 1-1 right now. We lost our first game 27-13. We should have won that game but we made some big mistakes at the wrong time. Our last game we won 28-21 in overtime."
His talents haven't gone unnoticed either. Alford holds an offer from Wake Forest already and he talked about his interaction with Wake Forest.
"I went to their Junior Day and I went to a camp over the summer but I haven't really had the money to do anything else."
Looking at his skill set right now Alford talked about what he feels is his bread and butter when it comes to his game right now. He also talked about an area of his game he's trying to strengthen to improve his play as well.
"My biggest strengths are pass protection and going hard on every play until the whistle blows."
"I want to mostly improve my pad level. I can notice sometimes that when I come off to get a linebacker I tend to stand up a bit."
Alford says he has a routine that he follows prior to each game.
"Before every game I get into a zone, I like to think of every situation that can occur during the game and how will I react to it. I always like to go over all the plays and my blocking assignments too."
Aside from Wake Forest Alford says he has heard from Clemson, East Carolina, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Presbyterian, South Carolina, and Virginia. Although he only holds one offer from Wake Forest Alford talked about what he's hoping to accomplish with his play this season.
"I haven't been in contact with a lot of schools lately because I don't have a phone right now. I only have an offer from Wake Forest but I'm hoping more schools will take notice as the season progresses."
One area that college coaches will be glad to know is another area that Alford excels in is the classroom. He talked about the importance of his education.
"My mom doesn't joke around when it comes to my grades. I've taken the SAT once and I got a 1240 but I am taking it again in the Spring to try and get an even higher score. Right now I've got a 3.3 GPA."
Alford and the Generals will take the field next to take on rivals Eastside.
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