Junior to watch - Tracy Ford

Tracy Ford is a 5-7, 165-pound RB/CB prospect from Federal Way (Wash.) Decatur. Tracy is a diminutive football recruit, but his play speaks volumes. He may not have the size the top college coaches like to see, but Ford is determined to prove he's D1 material. He'll get his chance this summer.

"I'm really vocal," Ford told Dawgman.com. "I would say I'm more vocal than anything. I like to get my team fired up, get them ready to go. I'm the guy that likes to do the pregame talks, get everyone ready to go to battle."

Ford just finished testing today with the rest of his Gator teammates, and he blistered the field turf to the tune of 4.31 seconds in the 40. "Darin (Harris) ran a 4.4," Tracy said. "I want to get my 40 time down to 4.28 this summer."

He also benched 285 pounds. The last time he maxed out at squat, it was 415 pounds. "I want to get my bench up to 315 pounds this summer and also try to gain another 10 pounds so I can get to 175," said Ford.

Last season, Tracy ran 52 times for 720 yards and 4 touchdowns. On defense, he had 78 tackles, 22 passes defensed and 1 sack. For his efforts defensively, he earned all-league and all-city honors.

"I like offense, but I know my future is at corner," Ford said. "I think coaches like my speed and how I support the run."

Tracy has been hearing from Nebraska, Oregon and Washington, and lists those three as well as UCLA as his top schools of choice currently.

"I'm going to Nebraska's camp on the 11th through the 14th and then I'm going to go to Washington State's camp," Ford said. "Then I'll be at the Nike camp on the 20th and then I'll be going to the James Hasty Select camp."

Ford doesn't have any offers yet, but that could change very quickly. He's got lots of incentive. "Nebraska said that they could offer me based on how I do at their camp," he said.

Montana and Eastern Washington are also schools that have expressed interest in offering Tracy.

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