Alabama DT commit Antonio Alfano honored to be an All-American

Antonio Alfano. Photo: All-American Game Photo: All-American Game

Alabama DT commit Antonio Alfano honored to be an All-American

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Alabama DT commit Antonio Alfano honored to be an All-American

Colonia (N.J.) High School defensive lineman Antonio Alfano received his All-American Bowl jersey Wednesday at his school as part of the All-American Bowl Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.

“Since I was a freshman in high school, I’ve always wanted to play in this game,” Alfano said. “This is a great opportunity and honor, not only to play in the game, but it’s a great honor for my family. I want to be the one that helps make everything work for now and for the rest of my family’s history. It’s a great feeling.”

The 6-4, 285-pound strong-side defensive tackle is the No. 1-ranked player in New Jersey, and 3rd-ranked player overall in the country at his position, according to the 247 Sports Composite.

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Alfano committed to Alabama in May, choosing the Crimson Tide from the 25 schools to extend an offer, including in-state Rutgers.

“I always say to myself, no matter what the rankings are, I think I’m among the best,” said Alfano, who will take his official visit to Tuscaloosa on Nov. 24. “And what place else would I want to be than to be among the best? It’s the place, I think, that will make me the best I can be.”

The Crimson Tide currently rank No. 1 in the country in 2019 recruiting, according to 247 Sports. Alfano will join future teammates Taulia Tagovailoa and Byron Young at the All-American Bowl.

The All-American Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST.

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