Alfred is a monster off the edge for TVCC

One of the top edge-rushers in the SWJCFC last year was Trinity Valley DE Kewan Alfred (6-3, 250) and the talented prospect recently spoke to about his offseason, which schools are looking his way and how he ended up with the Cardinals even though he was fully qualified...

"I was a partial qualifier early on, but then when I graduated, everyone figured out that I was actually fully qualified which was good, but also frustrating," Alfred told recently. "I had some offers, but when they thought I hadn't qualified, they dropped me, so I started meeting with some JUCO programs and when I went to Trinity and met with the coaches, I knew it was the right place for me.

"I really liked the program and how they ran it here. It was just the right fit for me."

As a freshman this past season, Alfred was a terror for opposing offenses off the edge, posting over 50 tackles and eight sacks while playing primarily on the weakside.

"I actually played both defensive end spots because we had a guy get injured and I went over to his side for a couple of games," Alfred noted. "I can play on either side, but I'm probably at my best on the weakside where I can just get after the quarterback which is what I do best."

On the recruiting front, Alfred has already heard from two schools who may want to bring him in this summer, although one hasn't extended and offer to this point.

"Lamary University has offered and the coaches there said they want me this summer," Alfred said. "UNLV also likes me a lot and could be offering this year too, but right now they are just talking to me.

"I'm fine with staying here another season and playing and then leaving, but if the right opportunity came along and I liked it enough, I'd leave and go play for a four-year school this fall."

Should Alfred leave this summer, he would have four years to play three. However, if he remains with the Cardinals and signs with a school in December he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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