The 6-foot-2 and 173-pound wide receiver who holds over 20 scholarship offers in football and one in basketball, VCU, has been told by Virginia Tech and Louisville that he can play both sports at their respective institutions. That would suggest that the Hokies and Cardinals have moved to the head of an impressive list of college football suitors. The other favorites at this time appear to be Florida State, Ohio State and South Carolina. The rising senior had impressive years in both sports as a junior. In football he compiled 700 receiving yards on 45 catches and 14 touchdowns. During his basketball season he averaged a hefty 26.3 points per game.
Trinity Christian head coach Verlon Dorminey said that it's always been Ford's dream to play both sports as long as possible at the highest level possible. It looks like dreams are becoming a reality for the talented two-sport star. Recruiting Coordinator Jerrod Ross believes that Ford has the commitment, passion and ability to play both at the major college level. Apparently Virginia Tech and Louisville agree, impressive considering the Cardinals just cut down the nets as NCAA basketball champions.
When asked what made Ford such a special football talent, Coach Dorminey stated that Ford "never takes a snap off and that is work ethic is unbelievable." He also went on to say that he "finds a way to make a play when we need it."
His ability and his passion for the game of football are apparent on the practice field. He possesses outstanding speed and has very good leaping ability. He leads by example as well, seemingly enjoying all aspects of football practice, carrying a smile with him from drill to drill.
It will interesting to see who the next school is to put themselves in serious contention by extending Ford the chance to play both sports.