"Things are going really well with recruiting. I've been offered by Oregon State, UTEP, Washington and San Diego State," said Ford. "I'm hearing from Arizona State and Colorado State. And California has been hot on me."
Ford said that the Bears are a team that he is glad has been picking up the interest and one in which the interest from him is legitimate.
"I've been hearing from them a lot lately," said Ford. "That's a school I'm really looking at."
Oregon State, Washington, Cal, Arizona State and San Diego State stand out as his top five schools with UTEP and Colorado State also in the mix.
Ford's decision on his college choice wont be coming anytime soon, but he will have to decide at some point just what position he will play.
"Put me down as an athlete," said Ford. "I'm getting recruited as a safety and as a receiver. As a safety, I love to hit people. At receiver, I feel I can dominate. I should keep growing and I will be an advantage over a smaller DB."
Ford is one of five prospects from Rancho Cucamonga who have offers, including a pair who have made commitments. Receiver David Roberts has committed to Arizona and Vincent Brown, also a receiver, has committed to San Diego State. Safety G Pittman and RB Willie Munford have both been offered.
"We should have a pretty good year," said Ford. "We have a lot of talent coming back."
All this despite the loss of cornerback Devin Ross, a U.S. Army All-American last season.
Ford camped at Arizona earlier this spring and also took part in the San Bernardino County Combine, where he clocked a 4.67 forty (4.5 is his best) and jumped 37-inches.
During his junior season, Ford had 23 receptions for 405 yards and five touchdowns and also recorded 56 tackles and an interception.
Academically, he has a 2.6 GPA and took the SAT earlier this spring.
Here are highlights from Ford during the 2005 season:
#9 Deon Ford Video Highlights: