Tuesday night, the Rebels confirmed the move.
In a release, Alford was announced as one of eight mid-year additions to the football program. Alford comes to the Rebels from Southern Miss.
In mid-December, the Golden Eagles announced that they had granted the quarterback his release. That move came two weeks after Alford was charged with aggravated assault following an on-campus incident.
As a true freshman in 2012, Alford started five of the nine games in which he played. He led the Golden Eagles in passing yards (664) and rushing touchdowns (six), and was third in rushing yards (329).
The other mid-year additions were Nickolas Brassell (East Mississippi Community College), Austin Douglas (Northwest Mississippi Community College), Lavon Hooks (Northeast Mississippi Community College) and Quadarias Mireles (Hinds Community College), as well as high school graduates Mark Dodson (Memphis, Tenn.), Christian Morgan (Plano, Texas) and Andy Pappanastos (Montgomery, Ala.).
Brassell is actually a familiar face as, during his true freshman season in 2011, he made starts at both wide receiver and cornerback. It was at the former position that he made the most impact, finishing second on the team in receptions (24), receiving yards (336) and TD catches (two).
Academic issues, however, led to his departure in May of last year.