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Talking Texas with 2020 commit Xavion Alford

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It’s been an anxious past couple of weeks for the 2020 recruiting class. In the last ten days, the Longhorns have lost commitments from Princely Umanmielen, Joshua Eaton, and Ethan Pouncey.

In the midst of the news, four-star safety Xavion Alford was quick to point out that he is “1000% committed to Texas” and that he will not be taking any other visits.

“It’s a process for everybody, it’s not the same,” Alford said after Shadow Creek’s district championship-clinching win over Fort Bend Hightower on Thursday night. “Everyone has to go to where the best fit is for them, but the best fit for me is at the University of Texas.”

Alford reiterated how important it was for him to send that post so that other college coaches are not reaching out and so that he can stay focused on getting to Austin in January.

“It’s really important to me, it’s a loyalty thing. If they weren’t loyal to me, I wouldn’t be loyal to them, Texas is the best place for me. I’m just excited to get there in January and get straight to work.”

Alford has been rehabbing from a knee injury that will most likely keep him out for the entirety of the 2019 season, but he should be ready to wear Texas across his chest in 2020 as he hopes to compete for a starting job this spring.

“I’m really excited. I’m going to have an opportunity to go and compete for a spot at a good place as a freshman. We’re going to have a great class coming in, it’s losing strength right now, but we just got to get everyone on the same page.”

Xavion Alford

Alford mentioned five-star running back Bijan Robinson as someone he is most excited to play with, and that both have been active in their group chat.

“I’m excited to play with Vernon [Broughton] as well. I used to play against him and for us to go play college ball together is exciting. Also, Jerrin Thompson. We’re going to be on the backend together, we used to play together on Fast (7v7 club team).”

Despite the movements of the last two weeks, Alford’s confidence in his 2020 class has yet to dim as he believes this class will be the one to help Texas push over the edge.

“Everybody has unique bits and pieces to come in and help us get back to that national championship culture, I’m just ready to get there and work. I’m a Texas guy, been living in Texas my whole life. To walk out of that tunnel with Texas on my chest and throw up the Longhorns, there’s nothing like it.”

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