Talented Receiver Prospect Shows His Stuff

This football prospect from Georgia recently showed that he has some big-time playmaking ability.

LaGrange, Ga.--Demoreo Ford may not be as widely known as his heavily-recruited teammate Trey Blackmon, but he showed why he will be receiving plenty of recruiting attention himself this year at the Auburn team seven on seven passing camp.

The 5-11, 171-pound receiver with 4.5 speed was all over the field making plays for the LaGrange High School team that came in second place in the camp to another Georgia team--Carrollton High.

The upcoming senior is a dual threat for the Grangers at both receiver and cornerback. Last year Ford caught 30 passes in the LaGrange run-oriented offense for 532 yards and seven touchdowns. He also grabbed one interception as a cornerback.

Ford says that despite having plenty of football experience, he has not started as much as he would have liked. "I have been playing football since I was about eight," Ford notes. "But, I had a couple of D-I prospects go on to play for Kentucky and Mississippi State in front of me so I only started last year and I will start this year."

Ford is a standout performer on a talented LaGrange High team.

Following the passing camp, Ford said he really enjoyed the whole experience. "It felt pretty good to come out there and compete," he noted. "There were a lot of good guys out here. I was just trying to make plays."

Still, despite his strong performance at the camp, Ford said he thinks he has a long way to go during his senior year to be ready to play Division I football. "I think finding space and getting open are what I am best at, but I have got a lot of stuff to work on," he said.

To this point Ford does not have any offers on the table, however, he said he is hearing from some big name colleges. "I have heard from Kentucky, Georgia, Auburn, Virginia Tech and Alabama, he explained."

The dual threat player, who also runs on LaGrange's 4x100 meter relay team, noted that when the time comes to make his college decision he has some definite ideas on what he is looking for in a football program. "Competition, the way the team competes, tradition and a lot of stuff like the location," Ford said are the factors he will consider.

For the remainder of the summer, Ford plans to continue to work out in preparation for his senior season. He also said that he plans on attending another Auburn football camp on July 17th.


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