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HIGH SCHOOL
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Xavion Alford

Safety
6′1″ / 175 lbs
Pearland, TX
Shadow Creek
Class of 2020
Rating: 91
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Rating: 91.5
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Texas A&M
Medium
Arizona
Medium
Arkansas
Medium
Baylor
Medium
Boston College
Medium
Colorado
Medium
Houston
Medium
Illinois
Medium
Indiana
Medium
Iowa State
Medium
Kansas
Medium
LSU
Medium
Michigan
Medium
Michigan State
Medium
Nebraska
Medium
Oklahoma State
Medium
Oregon
Medium
Penn State
Medium
Purdue
Medium
SMU
Medium
TCU
Medium
Texas Tech
Medium
Utah
Medium
Vanderbilt
Medium
Virginia Tech
Medium
Washington
Medium
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2020 Shadow Creek S Xavion Alford talks recent recruiting rise, return trip to A&M
DBU Junior $ZN

Updates

7 hrs ago by Billy Liucci
Scattershooting Recruiting: Surveying A&M targets as 2020 focus narrows
After a fairly quiet spring, the recruiting wheels are likely to turn a little faster for the Aggies in the coming months. Billy takes a closer look at where A&M stands with a long list of their key targets on both sides of the ball.
2 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
Shadow Creek S Xavion Alford could see himself in the Aggie defense
Xavion Alford of Shadow Creek emerged big time on the recruiting scene after a monster junior season that saw his team play for a state title last December. With summer visits looming, Alford talks with Ryan Brauninger about what he sees happening in College Station.
1 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
A few Thursday recruiting quick hitters
- Newton DE James Sylvester and some of his teammates are on campus today. It was an impromptu, last minute trip. Sylvester has been pretty silent on the recruiting front lately. It seems like A&M's focus has been on Collins, Umanmielen, and Broughton recently in-state. It'll be interesting to see how things transpire going forward with the southeast Texas pass rusher. - Mike Elko was in to see Shadow Creek S Xavion Alford this week. It sounds like he and Josh Eaton are the two Houston based DB's receiving the most attention from the Aggie staff currently - at least in the prep scene. Obviously, Marco Domio remains a top target in the JUCO ranks. - Two out of state defenders that the Aggies continue to trend in the right direction with are LB Antonio Doyle Jr. (Hazlewood, MO) and DB Antonio Johnson (East St Louis, IL). Jason had an article on Doyle yesterday where he stated his affinity for the Aggies. I will follow that up with info from a source that told me that affinity is being reciprocated from the A&M side. Johnson is a kid that Jimbo Fisher has personally taken an interest in this entire cycle, and if past history is any indication, the Aggies stand a great shot at landing kids that fall into that category.
1 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Monday night recruiting round up - recapping the weekend
The running recruiting thread we started last Thursday got plenty of traction through Sunday evening (100k views), but we wanted to consolidate a lot of the info we were given into one spot as well as add on some additional information we have received in the last 24 hours or so. Therefore, let's recap exactly which prospects made their way to College Station at the end of last week. A&M commitsThe Woodlands College Park OL Josh Bankhead Tomball WR Demond Demas Cibolo Steele CB Jaylon Jones (official)Ft Bend Hightower OL Smart Chibuzo - I spoke with the Bankhead crew on Saturday evening. They're all-in, but always appreciate the time spent with Josh Henson and Lee Grimes. They were optimistic about Josh getting some future teammates in the coming weeks or so. - I did an extensive interview with Demas on Friday before the Spring Game. Go check that out if you haven't already. Demond is becoming the focal point for this class both in terms of talent and leadership. He promised me he had been working behind the scenes. I heard he spent a lot of time with Jaylon Jones on Friday as well as a few of the official visitors talking about their future in Aggieland. - I'm working on getting an extensive report from Jaylon Jones about his visit, but I was able to catch up with a member of his inner circle. It was nothing but upbeat encouragement and positivity about Jaylon's decision to become an Aggie. Jaylon and his family have spent a lot of time with the A&M staff. My source said the family knows the genuine and authentic love the coaching staff has for their student athletes. They also said, "A&M is truly a world class program." - I got word over the weekend that Smart Chibuzo came to campus in better physical condition than he's been in this spring. By all accounts (including Smart's), the visit went very well. Smart said every trip to College Station reinforces why he chose the Aggies. Now, there has been some back and forth about whether or not he'll take his officials. I reported yesterday that I believed he would, but after making a few calls/texts today, I'm less certain of that. Something to keep an eye on with the long time pledge out of Missouri City. Other Official VisitorsCharlotte (NC) WR Muhsin Muhammad III Oak Park (MI) TE/WR Maliq Carr - Jason caught up with Muhammad post visit, and the quotes he got from the talented wideout matched what I had heard at the conclusion of his trip to Aggieland. It sounded like over the course of the weekend, Muhammad became more comfortable in College Station and fed off the vibe of the coaching staff and recruits present. Muhsin's father and Dameyune Craig played together for the Carolina Panthers, and the two spent some time reminiscing about their glory days. If you haven't read Jason's article, you really should. All indications are that Muhammad will likely return to College Station at some point. - Maliq Carr was a new name for a lot of you that follow A&M recruiting. The jumbo WR checked in at 235 pounds, but he has the potential to hold 250 without question. From what Jason and I have been able to gather, the majority of schools are still recruiting Carr as an either/or type player. In other words, his position will depend on how his body matures and changes. We are working to touch base with Carr, but a couple of sources indicated that, similar to Muhammad, College Station began growing on Carr as the weekend progressed. Personally, I think Carr views himself as a wide receiver, but he does remind me of Jalen Wydermyer in last year's class. 2020 Unofficial VisitorsBlinn CB Marco Domio Ft Bend Austin WR Troy Omeire CyRidge DE Vernon Broughton Aldine MacArthur CB Josh Eaton Shadow Creek S Xavion Alford Atascocita OL Jermarques Bailey Katy Seven Lakes DT Tiago Sumbo Camden (NJ) DE Fadil Diggs Richland (NJ) DT Isaiah Raikes Seffner (FL) DT Clyde Pinder - The Aggies may not be in a better position now with any in-state prospect than they are with Blinn corner Marco Domio. Originally out of Houston Heights, Domio has really come into his own as a player while at Blinn, and the offer list reflects that. Domio called walking onto Kyle Field "a dream come true" and said he grew up watching and pulling for the Ags. Check out his profile if you missed the sit down I did with him on Saturday. I'm still leaning toward an early summer decision here, but it definitely could be earlier. - Ft Bend Austin WR Troy Omeire may be the biggest dogfight left in terms of skill positions in the state. Here's what I know: certain members of Omeire's inner circle favor A&M and would like to see Troy in Aggieland. However, recent momentum has been with Texas, and Troy went to Austin the day after leaving College Station. While at A&M, he spent extensive time with Dameyune Craig, Jimbo Fisher, and even got the full pitch from Leon O'Neal. Omeire's family was also able to sit down with some of the A&M commits' families, as well. Prognosticating this one has been difficult for analysts on both sides of the Lone Star ledger, but based on what I've been told by sources in the know, I'd give the ever so slight edge to the Longhorns as things stand today. - Vernon Broughton is another interesting case. In fact, he may be the hardest prospect for me to get a read on at this point. He showed up a little late to A&M's spring game on Friday night from what I've been told so I don't think he was able to spend much one-on-one time with the coaching staff. A source near Broughton even told me recently that it was tough to gauge exactly who was taking the reigns in his recruitment. Recent A&M momentum was short lived, and now it sounds like this one is back on level terms with Texas. Broughton did visit Austin on Saturday. - Josh Eaton was in a great mood when I spoke with him on Friday night before he left town. Being a Fast Houston member, Josh is drawn to watching the way Leon O'Neal plays and leads. He said he likes the thought of playing SEC football in his home state. Texas was once way out in front here, and from what I heard, was on the verge of getting his commitment. It seems like things have swung back toward the middle now with both sides laying out there plans for him to see. Eaton said he was unsure of all of his official visit plans but did say the Aggies would be getting one. - Another Fast Houston member and A&M offer that was in attendance on Friday was Shadow Creek S Xavion Alford. Alford told me he had to leave the game early due to a family commitment in Houston. He did say he was looking forward to calling Coach Elko and Leon after the game. He's making return visit plans, as well. He's also adding some good weight to his frame. He's nearing 190 pounds as he heads into his final HS summer. - Both Jermarques Bailey and Tiago Sumbo would probably be considered "on the radar" prospects. Bailey is a giant who has had a solid camp circuit in 2019. Sumbo is a powerful, low center of gravity interior DL prospect. I think both guys could find their way to College Station this summer for camp. - If you need any info on Diggs and Raikes, check out the update I had on them earlier this evening. It's got the most up to date info we've got on both prospects. The Ags could be on the verge of grabbing two highly regarded east coast defenders. - We are working on getting more intel on the visit of Clyde Pinder. He's an under the radar kid out of Florida, but I did speak with one analyst in the Sunshine State that believes he could be on the verge of racking up some big time offers in the region. He may return to College Station for camp. 2021 Unofficial VisitorsNorth Shore QB Dematrius Davis North Shore WR Shadrach Banks CyRanch TE Ben Postma Lubbock Coronado QB Sawyer RobertsonPleasant Grove DE Landon Jackson Pleasant Grove DE Marcus Burris Richmond Foster OL Reuben Fatheree Prosper LB Aidan Siano - It's still very early in the decision making process for the vast majority of the 2021 class. Therefore, without breaking down each individual visit, I'll just hit the highlights. To start, getting the North Shore duo of Banks and Davis on campus on Saturday was big. Those are two kids that Demond Demas is really pitching hard. Davis, while not the tallest kid, has an unbelievable track record for a sophomore QB. Banks is a super quiet kid, but we've gotten word he's been open with the A&M staff about his affinity for the Aggies. Both decided to come Saturday so that they could have more of the day to themselves. - Reuben Fatheree had some good quotes following his visit. He said it was important that his family got to sit down and speak with Josh Henson. Long, long way to go in that one, but I think the Aggies will stick around for the majority of his recruitment. He said Jimbo and Lee Grimes told him that as long as he's uncommitted, they will be recruiting him as hard as anyone else in the class. - I did a sit down interview with Landon Jackson that you can find on his page. He came with his dad who played basketball at A&M. He said he finished up his career in 1998 and said he can't believe how much the town and university had changed. It was important for A&M to get Landon to campus because, even though it's early, he had really started to like what programs like Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas were saying. In my opinion, I think this weekend re-solidified the Aggies as primary contender for one of the state's best in 2021. His teammate, Marcus Burris, is nothing to sneeze at either. He earned an offer from the Aggies over the weekend. Jason spoke with him at the conclusion of his visit. That article is linked on his profile page. He likes the idea of playing SEC ball in Texas early on. - Postma, Robertson, and Siano do not have A&M offers, but I'd expect to see at least two, if not all, of them back on campus this summer at camp. That's about it. I'm sure I missed something in there. Maybe Jason can come in behind me and fill in if I left anything out.
1 mo ago by Jason Howell
Major Burns re-opens his recruiting process (What we're hearing and what's next)
This morning Baton Rouge (LA) Madison Prep DB Major Burns announced he was re-opening his recruiting process.https://twitter.com/majorburns6/status/1110224792781762573I am told the Aggies remain in the mix, but he would like to take a look at his options especially with new offers from LSU, Oklahoma, and Florida. I've been told LSU is one program he is definitely interested in. Before decommitting he said he planned to visit Texas A&M on April 13, but from talking to people close to his recruiting process I get the feeling he will make visiting other programs he has yet to see more of a priority. He recently took a visit to LSU and he would like to visit Oklahoma and Florida. It also sounds like Georgia and Alabama are picking up interest.This is one we will continue to monitor and I expect the Aggies to keep up their pursuit. However, LSU is where I think this recruitment is heading. So where do the Aggies go from here?Burns is an aggressive DB with length, and he is quick to diagnose and attack the ball. The size gives him the ability to play both S and CB, but his recent performance has shown he has true cornerback ability. So that means it has a bit of an impact at a couple of spots.At cornerback the Aggies do have a firm commitment from top CB Jaylon Jones of Cibolo Steele, and the Aggies are also in great spots with big corners and high priority targets Ryan Watts and Josh Eaton.Watts visited Texas A&M last week with his mother and it sounds like the Aggies knocked the visit out of the park on every front. He released his top 10 and Texas A&M made the cut. Oklahoma has been thought to be the biggest competition here. Eaton has also taken a recent visit to Texas A&M, and the Aggies are high on his list along with the likes of Texas and Oregon. DB Dwight McGlothern is another top prospect who has remained high on the Aggies.At S there are a number of top options. East St. Louis (IL) S Antonio Johnson plans to visit this spring, and he has a great relationship with the staff. Broken Arrow (OK) DB Myles Slusher is a guy who can play both S and CB. He has already visited this spring, he put the Aggies in his top 10, and he plans to make a return visit to Aggieland in the future. Bowling Green (KY) standout Vito Tisdale has reciprocated interest in the Aggies, and in-state, Xavion Alford is a guy to watch.I look for them to continue to recruit Baton Rouge (LA) ATH Joel Williams, but I expect Burns re-opening things to impact Williams a good bit too.
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