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2020 Texas Football Recruiting: Longhorns land 4 star safety Xavion Alford

And those caissons keep rolling along....

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The Longhorns landed their 16th commitment for the 2020 class with Shadow Creek’s Xavion Alford. The field safety prospect (who might even be able to play corner or nickel) is a four star prospect and ranked 23rd in the state of Texas.

Alford goes 6-0, 180 and covers ground easily on the back end. While a willing tackler, at this stage of his development he’s a passing game shutdown specialist who was instrumental in leading Shadow Creek to the state title game last year.

Alford’s highlights reveal an instinctive football player who can flip his hips on the run, track the ball in the air and cover a lot of ground against the passing game. You can see his awareness and a knack for constant proximity to the football, aided by a long wingspan and a good sense of ball anticipation. He’ll fill out and play his college ball between 195-200 pounds.

Alford also represents another head-to-head win over Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies, who started their 2020 campaign with some tremendous commitments, but have seen their momentum grind to a halt with a series of setbacks against Texas on some of their most coveted targets. Alford makes one more.

Texas is currently ranked 6th in the nation on 24-7’s composite. With more good news to come soon.


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