Alvin Shadow Creek safety Xavion Alford is a priority for Texas in the 2020 class. (Mike Craven)

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Texas beats Texas A&M for four-star safety Xavion Alford

Posted August 16th, 2019


The Longhorns and Aggies no longer face off on the football field. That hasn’t ended the rivalry, however, especially on the recruiting trail. Texas scored a major victory Friday afternoon when four-star safety Xavion Alford picked Tom Herman’s program over the one ran by Jimbo Fisher. The 6-0, 182-pounder from Alvin Shadow Creek is the eighth-ranked safety in the 2020 class and No. 15 on the 2020 Fabulous 55.

Alford is the 16th pledge in the 2020 class, and the second at safety, joining four-star Lufkin native Jerrin Thompson. Alford is the most versatile defensive back in the state. He can play corner, safety or nickel. He was a first-team all-district selection after recording 61 tackles and six interceptions in 2018. He helped lead Shadow Creek to a state championship game appearance in Class 5A Division I.

Texas' 2020 recruiting class

A list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
Hudson CardQBLake Travis4May 25 (2018)
Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor4Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake MajorsOGProsper4Jan. 24
Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves4Feb. 17
Jaden HullabyATHBishop Dunne3March 30
Ja'Quinden JacksonQB/ATHDuncanville4June 3
Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler4June 21
Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park4July 9
Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge4July 17
Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll3July 24
Bijan RobinsonRBSalpointe Catholic (Ariz.)5Aug. 2
Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin4Aug. 11
Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek4Aug. 16
Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin4Sept. 20
Dajon HarrisonATHHutto3Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-WelchDTLongview3Dec. 15
Jaylan FordOLBFrisco Lone Star3Dec. 19
Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage4Feb. 4

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