He received 2nd team All-State honors last season, and he holds several offers from major programs. BearsIllustrated.com caught up with 3-star running back, LaFrederick Ford, out of Kirbyville to get the latest.
He holds offers from Baylor, Texas A&M, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Lamar, and Stephen F. Austin yet he does not have a favorite of that group. At 6'0" 193, Ford took a break to talk recruiting.
"No one school is ahead of the other," says Ford. "I am shooting to make a decision at the end of the season, but I just need to concentrate on high school right now."
Ford explains he is fully qualified academically, and will likely take some visits to colleges this fall. Limited this summer because of his job, Ford hopes that his body of work on the football field speaks for itself.
"I am going to pick a place that I feel comfortable. It is not all about if the team is always winning National Championships. It would be nice to win National Championships, but I am looking to be comfortable playing football," Ford says.
Ford explains that location of the school will likely not be a major factor in his decision.
"Distance or location will not be that much of a factor. My parents will support me wherever I go," Ford explains.
A 3-sport athlete (football, basketball, track) Ford finds positives in every school that has offered him.
"Tulane is in a big city. They play tough teams, I like the coaches, and I feel good talking to the coaches. Texas A&M is in the Big 12. They send a lot of players to the League, and I will get television exposure. I also like the coaching staff. Baylor is also in a big conference. I will get television exposure there as well. Their quarterback [Robert Griffin III] is pretty good, too. He is good in NCAA Football [video game]. Lamar is right at home. There are a bunch of people I know that go there. SFA is right up the street and there are two guys from Kirbyville that are playing there. I like the coaches and players. It's a little country, but it's not too country. Vanderbilt is out of the state in Tennessee, it is a big school, good exposure, and it is a little country too. I like their coaches."
Ford hopes to make his decision toward the end of his senior season.
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