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Safety Net: Okezie Alozie commits to Buffalo

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The "Backfield of Tomorrow" keeps taking shape, and for the second time in a day one of the players in that field were plucked out of Pennsylvania.

Okezie Alozie committed to play for the Bulls Tuesday right after he finished his official visit to campus. He was holding offers from UB, Army, Navy, Temple, and a host of FCS Programs.

Alozie, an Express-Times All-Area first-team defensive back, recorded 33 tackles, three fumble recoveries (one for a score) and an interception for a touchdown last season. He also paced the Patriots' offense, rushing for 1,167 yards and 18 touchdowns on 167 carries.

This is now three confirmed safeties with news on Branden Berry still outstanding. Altogether, counting Berry, the Buffalo coaching staff has put six defensive backs on the big board this season.

ESPN had this to say of his play as a Safety

As a safety, plays with a high motor showing good trail speed in pursuit of the ball carrier. Displays good physicality, making big hits to cause turnovers. Possesses good form, fitting up and showing some pop when wrap up tackling. -- ESPN

Where he needs work is in his transitional coverage


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