Aggie Football Inks Junior College Cornerback

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State football head coach Gary Andersen announced cornerback Terrence Alston has signed a National Letter of Intent with USU, the fourth junior college signee for the Aggies.”With losing Curtis Marsh and Chris Randle to graduation, we knew we had to find a quality junior college cornerback and Terrence fits the bill perfectly,” Andersen said. “He was highly recommended to us and is well-decorated and a very talented player. We’re very excited to have him and as with all of our junior college signees, we expect him to come in right away and compete for a starting spot.”Coming to USU from Solano Community College in Fairfield, Calif., Alston is a 5-10, 175-pound cornerback who will have two seasons of eligibility for the Aggies. Alston, a native of Richmond, Calif. (Vanden HS), helped Solano to a 9-2 record in 2010, winning the South Division Bay Valley Conference title. The Falcons earned a berth in the Breath for Life Bowl in Monterey, falling to San Jose City College, and finished the year ranked No. 13 in Northern California and No. 25 in the state.Last season, Alston tallied five interceptions with 12 pass break-ups, along with 45 tackles (28 solo, 17 assists), including three tackles for loss. Alston earned honorable mention All-America accolades as well as first-team all-Region III and first-team all-conference honors. Alston was also selected for the Junior College All-American bowl roster, but the game was postponed due to the Metrodome collapse.As a freshman in 2008, he logged five pass break-ups with 16 tackles (11 solo, five assists), including one tackle for loss. He also had three rushes for a total of 21 yards along with one kick return for 29 yards. Alston was also a first-team all-conference selection his freshman season.At Vanden High School, Alston was an all-league, all-city, all-county and all-region selection, as well as being voted the Vikings’ defensive MVP after posting 73 tackles (39 solo, 34 assists) with two interceptions, one pass break-up and two forced fumbles his senior season. He is the son of Scott Alston and Angela Alston and has two older brothers. He intends on majoring in sociology at Utah State. He chose USU because of the up-and-coming status of the program, the coaching staff, the facilities and the team’s family atmosphere.Alston is the fourth junior college signee to join the Aggies, as quarterback Adam Kennedy, offensive lineman Stetson Tenney and defensive lineman Corey Orth signed with USU in December.All four junior college signees will be enrolled in classes this semester, which starts Monday, Jan. 10, and go through spring drills for the Aggies.Utah State concluded the season with a 4-8 overall record and 2-6 WAC mark. Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on the USU football blog at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.UTAH STATE FOOTBALL JUNIOR COLLEGE SIGNINGSName POS HT WT CL EXP Hometown (High School/Last School)Terrence Alston CB 5-10 175 JR TR Richmond, Calif. (Vanden HS/Solano CC)Adam Kennedy QB 6-5 210 JR TR Elk Grove, Calif. (Franklin HS/San Joaquin Delta College)Corey Orth DE 6-5 260 JR TR Buena Vista, Colo. (Buena Vista HS/Eastern Arizona JC)Stetson Tenney OL 6-6 310 JR TR Show Low, Ariz. (Show Low HS/Eastern Arizona JC)-USU-

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