Signee: WR Demoreo Ford

LaGrange (Ga.)'s Demoreo Ford has signed with Kentucky ...

DeMoreo Ford
Wide Receiver,
5-11, 175, Fr-HS,
LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange)

First-team all-state as a junior and senior by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia sportswriters, and the Georgia coaches' association … Four-year letterman and two-year starter at wide receiver and cornerback at LaGrange (Ga.) HS … Caught 47 passes for 619 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior … Had 23 punt returns for 519 yards, 22.6 yards per return, and two touchdowns … Also averaged 35.6 yards on kickoff returns … Has been part of the LaGrange juggernaut that won Class AAA state championships during his freshman, junior, and senior seasons, compiled a four-year record of 55-2, and has a current winning streak of 29 games … Career stats feature 80 receptions, 1,156 yards, and 17 touchdowns as a wide receiver; three interceptions on defense; a 15.3-yard average and three TDs on punt returns; and a 24.6-yard average on kickoff returns … Played in the winning South team in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game … Coached by Steve Pardue … "DeMoreo has been our biggest offensive threat the last two years," Pardue said. "He's a playmaker. In both of the state championship games he had catches for the first touchdown of the game. I see him doing that in college." … Teammate of fellow UK signee Braxton Kelley … Will rejoin former LaGrange teammate Wesley Woodyard at UK … Nephew of Quentin McCord, who is a former LaGrange star, one of the top wide receivers in University of Kentucky history, and played with the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions in the NFL … Cousin of Walter Harris of the NFL's Washington Redskins … Three-year letterman in track, competing in the 400-meter run and the 4x100-meter relay … Also recruited by South Carolina, Auburn, and Mississippi State in addition to Kentucky.

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