Illinois Was Always in the Mix
Jason Ford just made Illinois more athletic than they are already. The name of the game today in sports is speed and more speed. Ford has that and according to the gurus that have seen Ford play, they all feel he has a gear that only a select few have. Here's a Q & A from his father, Jason Ford, Sr.
Why the change of schools with Jason from Iowa to Illinois and when did he make the decision for sure?
Well, he made the decision on Thanksgiving Day. He just wanted to be closer to home and play for his state school. That was it; nothing more.
Which coach did the recruiting for your son?
Coach Reggie Mitchell and Zook. They both did a good job.
Was there any one thing that Iowa did to make your son change his mind from Iowa to Illinois?
No, nothing at all. Just the location and being able to play for his home state school, like I mentioned. We don't have any problems with the Iowa staff or program.
What is your opinion on the recent success of Illinois and Ron Zook?
Well, it's nice they're winning more games now, but really Illinois has always been one of Jason's top two schools. He's told people that from day one.
Mr. Ford, a lot of people are questioning your son's academics and wonder if he'll be able to qualify for college. Can you shed some light on that?
He's fine. He took the ACT test again and got a 19 so that can all be put to rest.
Thanks, Mr. Ford and good luck to you and your son.
Thank you and no problem.
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