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Report: Alford to sign with Blue Jays, play football at USM

Petal's standout football and baseball player Anthony Alford will sign a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, who will allow Alford to also play football at USM, according to Baseball America.

Baseball America says that two sources informed the publication that the Blue Jays will sign Alford, the 112th pick in this year's MLB draft, and the club will also allow Alford to play football at Southern Miss. Alford signed to play football and baseball at Southern Miss in February.

Alford, thought by many to be a first-round talent, was selected in the third round of the MLB draft after telling teams not to draft him beacuse he wanted to play football and baseball at Southern Miss.

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