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Alfred talks UNLV; set for Memphis

12/13/2012

For junior college defensive end Kewan Alfred (Athens, Texas/Trinity Valley Community College), the traveling must continue. At least until juco signing day for mid-year transfers, which will take place Wednesday.

Alfred completed trip No. 3 on his four-trip schedule in a two-week span, as he took an official visit to UNLV on Thursday. His player host was a familiar face, former Trinity Valley teammate Parker Holloway, now a starting defensive end at UNLV.

“It was nice, real good. I got a good feel out of it overall,” Alfred said of UNLV. “I had a good feeling about coaches and the team. It was fun.

Recruited by wide receivers coach Cedric Cormier, Alfred has taken official visits to New Mexico, North Texas and UNLV. He will visit Memphis on Friday and said he will make a decision before Wednesday. Alfred has offers from all four schools, as well as Ole Miss, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, Utah State, Old Dominion and Lamar.

Alfred, originally from Beaumont, Texas, finished his sophomore year with 41 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups. He was a first-team, all-Southwest Junior College Football Conference selection at defensive end.

While UNLV was a nice visit, Alfred said he’s going to take the advice of his former teammate and weigh all options before making his announcement public.

“Parker’s the man up there now,” Alfred said of Holloway. “Of course, he wants me to go to UNLV, because he’s there. At the same time, he said to do what’s best for me. I only have two years left, so whichever option is best, I have to make right choice to make all my dreams come true.”