Texas WR Roderick Ford Commits To Missouri

Texas high school wide receiver Roderick Ford committed to Missouri on Saturday.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Texas wide receiver Roderick Ford had made his mind up about where he wanted to go to college before making the trip to the University of Missouri on Saturday. 

There was still the matter of having never been to the Midwestern campus and not seeing, with his own eyes, what the Tigers had to offer him as a prospective student-athlete. 

When he finally got a look for himself, Ford’s decision was sealed. 


The speedy wide receiver committed to Missouri on Saturday, picking the Tigers over Houston, because of everything the school and the program had to offer, he said. 

“I’m excited,” Ford told BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com at the conclusion of Missouri's 'Night at the Zou' event. “The recruitment is over for me. I’m done. I’m happy. I’m ready to get going. I’m ready to be a Missouri Tiger.”

Ford and Michigan offensive lineman Larry Borom, who also committed on Saturday, became the Tigers’ sixth and seventh commitments in the Class of 2017. 

Ford, a 6-foot, 168-pounder, became the third wide receiver, following Kansas City area prospects DaRon Davis and Jafar Armstrong

What will Ford bring to the Tigers? 

“Strength. Explosiveness. Versatility,” he said. “I get in the end zone. That’s mainly the key point — getting in the end zone.”



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Nate Latsch-Scout.com

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