Hot off the edge

In search of pass rushing threats for the 2015 class, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables offered this three-star from Gibsonton, Florida.

DE Marques Ford Profile

East Bay High School junior defensive end Marques Ford had already reeled in offers from schools like Miami, Nebraska, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin when Venables offered last week.

"My coach got a text from the Clemson coach. It was coming. I talked to coach Venables and he had talked to me and said some good things, so I just waited after that," Ford told CUTigers in an interview last week.

It was an offer that he was thrilled to add to his list, which currently sits around 20.

"It means a lot. They should be in my top list," Ford said of Clemson.

For him, there are a few things that stand out about the Tigers.

"The facilities, the football team itself and the academics," Ford said.

A visit to Clemson is in the works.

"I don't have any plans right now, but I'm going to," Ford said.

This spring, he visited Rutgers, USF and FIU. Summer visits are in the process of being scheduled by the 6-4, 220-pound prospect.

As for a list of favorites, there isn't one to speak of, at least not yet.

"I'm waiting it out a little," Ford said.

Several factors will be considered as he moves through the process.

"The interest the coaches have in me, the facilities and the environment of the college," Ford said. Top Stories