SoCal Standout Will Trip to Fresno

SoCal two-way standout is on Fresno State's radar. With the ability to play wide receiver or safety, he has has offers from Utah, UNLV, Colorado State, Nevada and Washington State.

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) two-way standout Deon Ford (6-1, 205) is in visit mode, with a slew of visits scheduled for January.

"I have a trip to Fresno State on January 5th and Colorado State on January 12th," said Ford. "I'm also going to Washington State too (undetermined)."

Ford has been offered by Utah, UNLV, Colorado State, Nevada and Washington State and he thinks Fresno State will add to that total on his visit.

"Fresno State hasn't offered me but they've talked about it on my trip," said Ford.

Ford also is hearing from Boise State, Oregon and UNLV and would like to set up a visit to the first two schools.

"I'm being recruited as an athlete, but it really doesn't matter if I play receiver or safety," said Ford. "I'm leaning though towards safety."

Despite having a group of schools who have been showing interest and having visits set up, Ford said that he doesn't have a leader at this point.

"I'm pretty much wide open," said Ford. "I'm going to use the trips and make a late decision. I play to leave my last few trips open for any late offers. There are a few more schools who could probably come in with an offer."

Ford did say, however, that Washington State has been one schools who has caught his attention.

"I like Washington State, they've showed a solid interest in me and they have been on top of that with me," said Ford. "They're in the Pac-10 too which I like. I'm still wide open but if I put them on a lit, they'd probably be on top."

Ford said he's not tiring with the recruiting process just yet, but wouldn't mind ending it sooner than later.

"In a way, I'm enjoying it but in a way I want to get it over with because I'm in limbo," said Ford.

This past season, Ford played primarily offense for Rancho Cucamonga, catching 30 passes for 510 yards and scoring five touchdowns. An early season injury limited his time on defense and his coaches made the decision to keep him fresh on offense.

Academically, Ford has a 2.7 and scored a 740 on the 1600 scale of the SAT.

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