Small Town RB Making Big Noise

Kirbyville is a small town that is home to a big time runningback. After leading his team to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the 2A state finals, Lefrederick Ford received an early offer from the Texas A&M Aggies. In 2009, Ford rushed for 2,527 yards on 255 carries and 35 touchdowns. Lamar is the only other offer Ford has on the table at the moment so consequently A&M is his early favorite.

Kirbyville is a small town that is home to a big time runningback. After leading his team to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the 2A state finals, Lefrederick Ford received an early offer from the Texas A&M Aggies. In 2009, Ford rushed for 2,527 yards on 255 carries and 35 touchdowns. Ford also racked up 276 receiving yards and brought in 3 TD's through the air. Lamar is the only other offer Ford has on the table at the moment so consequently A&M is his early favorite.

"I like the coaches and the atmosphere," said Ford. "I could see myself playing there for sure. I would say A&M is my favorite and where I will likely end up."

Ford had off-season shoulder surgery last week and was the main reason he didn't make the trip to College Station over the weekend for their junior day.

"I had surgery on my shoulder last week. I wasn't feeling well on Sunday so I decided it was best for me to stay home and not go to A&M. A&M has another junior day coming up in the next month or two that I want to get down for. I'm feeling much better now and recovering well," said Ford.

The sub 4.5 speedster is good in the classroom accumulating a 2.8 GPA in the fall. According to Ford, the Aggies are making a strong push for his services.

"The school I'm hearing the most from right now is A&M. That's about it. I'm weighing out my options at the moment, I'm not ready to make a decision just yet but it will probably come sometime soon."

There is a possibility that the A&M staff would like to try Ford out at safety if he commits but the discussion hasn't come up much during his recruitment.

"A&M hasn't really discussed what position they mainly want me at. I want to play offense but I would be open to playing defense," said Ford.

Ford's gets along well with his area recruiter.

"Jim Turner is my area recruiter," said Ford. "Me and him get along well. I like talking to him because he is down to earth and he cares about what is going on in my life."


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