Rutgers Freshman DE Marques Ford to Transfer

Rutgers defensive end Marques Ford requested his release and will transfer after he red-shirted this season for the Scarlet Knights. The Scout four-star defensive end was former coach Kyle Flood's highest-rated recruit in the 2015 class.

Defensive end Marques Ford will not return to Rutgers after he requested his release from the program following the conclusion of the 2015 season.

Ford red-shirted this season and is set for transfer.

Ford was a Scout four-star prospect and the No. 5 defensive end in Florida after he de-committed from Tennessee and landed at Rutgers in the final weeks before National Signing Day. With zero commits at the position in the 2016 class, defensive end becomes a larger priority for new head coach Chris Ash.

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