Tide Picks up Huge Commitment

Mike Ford has become a hot name on the recruiting trail as he posted a monster senior season. He flew a little under the radar because he was not projected as a full qualifier. However, once he made his score, he became a hot recruit, and he has made a commitment.

"I just committed to Alabama tonight," said Mike Ford. "Coach Harbison and Ungerer were at my house tonight, and I made a verbal commitment. When I went on my visit to Alabama, I felt real comfortable. I talked to the players and the players love all of the coaches. My mom felt that Alabama would be the best place for me."

How solid is Ford to Alabama?

"I think I'm still going to take my visit to South Carolina, but I'm coming to Alabama."

Scott Kennedy's take: Every year there are players that fly under the radar, and this year Mike Ford makes the head of the list. He is arguably the second best running back I've seen in Florida this year behind Antone Smith. He has size, vision, and balance to make an early impact. He will team with another Florida product in Glen Coffee to immediately bolster the Tide ground game. This is a huge pick up for Alabama.

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