Ford Ready for Season

Junior forward Sajon Ford looks forward to his upcoming season at St. Petersburg (FL) Gibbs High School, where his recruitment is going, and who he recently talked about Butler with.

INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - Sajon Ford received a lot of interest early in the summer and now as he enters his junior season at Gibbs High School, he looks forward to the challenge and putting his play in the forefront, while putting his recruitment on the back burner.

Ford picked up offers early on from Butler, Xavier, Florida Gulf Coast, and Auburn. In the last few weeks, the talented forward has started to receive calls from a few new schools. Georgia was the latest to offer and three other new schools have started to inquire about the 6-foot 10 forward.

"Recently I had calls from Florida, UCF, and Clemson," Ford said.

Butler was one of the first schools to offer Ford, but he says the Bulldogs are not among the schools recruiting him the hardest right now. He will continue to watch the Bulldogs as they enter the Big East. He has however, had a chance to talk with a former Bulldog, Brian Ligon, about his experiences and the type of people that are at Butler.

"I haven't talked to them yet," Ford explained. "I recently had a chance to talk with Brian Ligon, he played and graduated from Butler. He just talked about his experiences being there and how they honored his scholarship when he got hurt."

While Butler isn't showing him the most interest, a trio of schools which include Florida Gulf Coast, UCF, and Georgia are showing him the most interest.

As the season approaches, Sajon Ford continues to see interest increase, but he is trying to focus on his upcoming junior season. While Ford missed part of his sophomore season and didn't create the impact he wanted, he is looking forward to the chance to make an impact for the Gladiators.

"I feel great," Ford said. "I believe my high school team has what it takes to become state champions the next two years."

Despite the increased interest and new offers Ford still wants to focus on his upcoming season. Ford and Gibbs get started on November 19th against St. Petersburg (FL) Northeast. After the season, Ford will continue to evaluate his options.

"My decision on committing is still gonna be sometime my senior year," Ford said. "I just have to be patient and make the best that I can for me."

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