Deacs Lead For SC Athlete

A versatile athlete out of T.L. Hanna High School in South Carolina, Cameron Ford participated in the Shrine Bowl this past week, an All-Star game matching up North Carolina's best against South Carolina's best. Throughout the week of practice, Ford proved one thing – he belonged.

Although not often mentioned in the same breath as South Carolina's best prospects such as Mark Barnes or Cliff Matthews, Anderson, South Carolina athlete Cameron Ford proved he is one of the state's best this past week in practices as he prepared for the Shrine Bowl.

"I really enjoyed it," Ford said of his week at the Shrine Bowl. "It was a good experience and I'm glad I got to experience it. Meeting everybody and getting to play with the players, going to the hospital, all the things we did were great . It was one of the most fun weeks of my life."

Ford, who got to play with the best of the best in North and South Carolina, also got the opportunity to open the eyes of more college coaches. At this point, several teams have already thrown their names in the hat for Ford's services. N.C. State, Wake Forest, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt are amongst the teams who have outstanding offers to the 6'4, 215-pound tight end.

"With the coaching change, everything with N.C. State is up in the air," Ford noted. "They were leading for a while. Things change and Wake Forest is #1 right now."

Ford visited for the Wake Forest – Virginia Tech game in November and returned home very impressed with what he saw. "Everybody I met there was great, Coach Henry is really nice and Coach Grobe seems like a good coach and a good guy to be around. Everybody I've met plus they're on the rise make it a good opportunity."

At this point, Ford has set visits to his two favorites but remains open to other schools. He will visit Wake Forest January 12th and N.C. State January 19th.

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