ACC and Big Ten pursuing 2019 four-star RB Devyn Ford most aggressively

CLIFTON, Va. -- Devyn Ford's recruitment continues to surge and the four-star 2019 Stafford (Va.) North Stafford running back spoke with Scout at The Opening Regional at Centerville High School.

Devyn Ford's scholarship total has grown to over 30.

There is a smaller group of schools showing the most interest.

"Right now, I'd say North CarolinaVirginia TechClemson and Penn State are recruiting me hardest," Ford said. "It means a lot that they're recruiting me so hard. I have great relationships with those staffs, too, and they make me feel at home.

"I'm still 100 percent wide open, but I'm thinking about cutting my list after football season. Clemson, Penn State and Virginia Tech are in good shape to make the list. I'm not sure when I'll make my decision."

His most recent visit was Penn State.

"It was my second time visiting and it was pretty good," Ford said. "My favorite part was seeing the fans. It was amazing how many people came out to see the spring game. We also ate some good food. My teammate Nana Asiedu committed on the trip, so that was cool, and I'm happy for him. I'll definitely visit again.

"I had a chance to talk to (running backs) coach (Charles) Huff and coach (James) Franklin. I was able to sit down with coach Franklin one-on-one and that meant a lot. He emphasized that I'm a priority and that I belong at Penn State. I like his personality."

Ford's next visit could be to Clemson this summer.

"I really like the family atmosphere and fanbase," Ford said. "When you get down there, it's a different feel from any other college. They've been telling me I'm their guy in the 2019 class.

"(Running backs) coach (Tony) Elliott is recruiting me and he's a laid back guy. But when he does talk, he has a lot to say, which is something I like. We're developing a really good relationship. I'm looking forward to talking to all the coaches on the visit."

Ford finished his sophomore season with 1,100 yards rushing, 340 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns. 

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