Alford yet to be cleared for visit


Juco athlete Mario Alford (Milledgeville, Ga./Georgia Military College) was expecting to visit Athens today and hopefully pick up an offer from the Georgia Bulldogs. That will not happen this weekend.

Because of a simple mistake with paperwork, Alford has yet to be cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse. That has to happen before he is allowed to visit.

According to officials at GMC, Alford was already enrolled at the junior college this past summer when he finally received the qualifying test scores that would have allowed him to enroll at Georgia Southern. He was fully qualified and could have played for the Eagles. Alford decided to stay at GMC instead, and the process of going through the Clearinghouse was overlooked.