Jason Ford's early list

Jason Ford, a 5-11, 220 pound RB out of Althoff Catholic HS in Belleville, Ill. has added a few offers, taken a few visits, and compiled an early list of favorites. Read more in this premium recruiting update.

Jason Ford, one of the top RB prospects in the state of Illinois for the 2008 class, has taken a few campus visits and gained a few offers, bringing his total to five.

"Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas and Kansas State (have offered)," Ford says. "Those are my top 5."

Ford is good friends with several other top prospects in the area, including Wes Kemp and Robert Steeples. Wes and Robert each talked about Jason and the possibility of playing together in college. Jason's got that on his radar too.

"We talked about it," Ford said. "We've got the same favorite schools. We played basketball together when we were younger, and it'd be cool if we could play for the same school."

Ford has taken two junior day visits, one to Wisconsin and one to Notre Dame.

"At Wisconsin, I liked everything about the school, it's a campus town, things like that," he said. "I liked their campus a lot.

"I liked Notre Dame's campus too, I've been there three or four times, I really like that campus."

Ford will be taking a junior day visit to Illinois this upcoming weekend (March 4th) and Iowa three weeks later on the 25th.

Ford said he hopes to take visits and make a decision before his season starts, hopefully in August.

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