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Early signing period: 2020 WR Damien Alford signs with Syracuse

Quebecoise takeover continues.

NCAA Football: Louisville at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to college football’s early signing period for the class of 2020! The Syracuse Orange will be adding new recruits from Wednesday to (maybe) Friday. As each player signs, we’ll be posting profiles here on TNIAAM. Next up? The Orange add another Quebecker — this time via the state of Florida — with Damien Alford.

Twitter feed: @DamienAlford5

Hometown: Montreal, Que.

Previous School: McArthur

Stats: 6’5”, 210 lbs.

Commitment date: December 8, 2019

Position: Wide receiver

Ratings: Everyone said threes, which is great.

Other Offers: He had a slew of them. Among the most notable were Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Oklahoma, Miami and Tennessee. But there were plenty more where that came from.

Dino’s projected nickname: “A Bad Omen for Opposing Defenses”


Player breakdown:

Alford’s looked even better in Florida since heading down from Canada, and his size — 6-foot-5 — certainly jumps off the page right away. While SU’s been able to get quick receivers and some solid possession guys, the last few classes haven’t necessarily brought in a ton of BIG wideouts in the same mold as guys like Amba Etta-Tawo and Jamal Custis. Alford could become a capable deep threat and one that could physically overpower most downfield defenders with a little more weight. Certainly one to watch next summer.