Antonio Alfano May Return to Colorado
According to Brad Crawford of 247Sports, former Alabama freshman Antonio Alfano enrolled at Colorado for the 2019 season and was suspended prior to leaving the university. He is now considering returning to the Buffaloes for the 2020 football season. 247Sports put him at the top of the prospect in 2019 and attended Alabama, before making the decision to transfer to Colorado.
Mel Tucker, who used to be the Colorado head football coach, wanted Alfano to come play for his team. Tucker is now the head coach at Michigan State. New Colorado football coach Karl Dorrell mentioned to Buffzone that Alfano was suspended.
He told Buffzone that Alfano, "remains indefinitely suspended and there is a path for him to return to active status if that's what he chooses." Dorrell did not say when his player would be able to play again, but according to Brian Howell of BuffZone, he had to withdraw from school because of medical reasons.
According to BuffStampede Staff of 247 Sports, Alfano was not showing up to a lot of his workouts and missed his meeting with Dorrell. It is unclear if Alfano will be playing for Colorado again for the 2020 football season.
Alfano had mentioned he left Alabama because of family concerns. He attended Alabama in the 2019 fall season before transferring to Colorado.
He spoke to The Denver Post, "I'm mentally prepared for anything, honestly. If I'm able to play next year, that's fantastic, I would love that. If I'm not, that's a whole year for me to learn the whole system and get even stronger and faster than I already am right now, and right now I'm in the best shape of my life."
Alfano played football at Colonia High School as a defensive tackle in New Jersey. He was rated as a 5-star recruit before being committed to The University of Alabama.