The Webb City (MO) Cardinals football program has had a storied history both on the football field with wins and state championships, but it has also produced some talented D1 players in the past.
2015 OG/OT Dalton Ford 6'5" 294 will join those who came before him, as he picked up his first offer on Friday from a Big 10 school.
"Just received an offer from the University of Illinois! About to head to Columbia!", said Ford, who was heading to the University of Missouri for their Junior Day event being held on Saturday after being invited by the Tigers.
Ford shared his thoughts on his first offer and the Illini.
"I'm truly blessed to have the offer from them. Can't wait to see the facilities up there for their junior day on March 8th but I'm also very excited about tomorrow at Mizzou!"
The Illinois offer is likely the first of many coming Dalton Ford's way.