2012 Intro: Antonio Ford

An injury slowed Coon Rapids (Minn.) star Antonio Ford down at the beginning of last season but he was still able to put up some big numbers on the ground. This season all of his focus will be on football come inside and see what the prep star had to say about his recruitment so far.

Size: 5-foot-8, 185 pounds
Hometown: Coon Rapids, Minn.
School: Coon Rapids (5A)
Position: Running Back
Prep Career

Despite being injured at the start of the 2010 season Ford rushed for 922 yards and 9 touchdowns in 8 games. In 2009, his sophomore season, Ford ran for 835 yards 8 touchdowns in 6 games.


Ford has been invited to the Minnesota and Michigan State Jr. Days. Coach Reeves from the University of Minnesota and Coach Salem from Michigan State have been in contact with him.

Ford also attended the Army National Jr. Day combine on Jan. 6th. When asked to rate his performance Ford said, "On a scale of one to ten I'd say about an eight, I could have done better a lot better."

Prior to this year Ford has participated in track but will forego it this year to focus on football.

When asked what he plans on working on over the summer to better himself for next fall Ford responded, "What I mainly plan on working on is my breakaway and top end speed. I got caught too much last year due to the injury to my knee."

Ford said there are a few factors that he will take into consideration when it comes time for his decision.

"A couple factors that will affect my decision are where I feel most comfortable at and also what my dad thinks. I couldn't have done all the things I have done or received the exposure that I have without him."

Other schools that have shown interest in Ford are Missouri, Iowa State, South Dakota State, North Dakota and Augustana.

When asked what school would be his hands down favorite if offered Ford said, "Georgia because I have a whole bunch of family down there and my dad is from there."

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