"I went to the Virginia Tech game," Ford noted of his trip to Wake in November. "I was really impressed. The campus is small but pretty. The stadium was packed out and the fans were there and rowdy and it will be a great place to play. Not the biggest, but it can be one of the best."
Ford had favored Wake Forest for some time and, although a host of schools continued to court him after a strong showing at the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, he was ready to make his commitment. "I just thought it was about time to [commit,"] he said. "I had waited a long time. Me and my family talked about it and I think it was the right time."
The 6'4, 215-pound tight end out of Anderson, South Carolina also held offers from Vanderbilt, N.C. State, and Kentucky before deciding on Wake Forest. This past season, he totaled 14 touchdowns including 10 receiving touchdowns and 4 defensive touchdowns. He also caught 30 passes for 630 yards and added 83 tackles, 1 interception, and 5 fumble recoveries on defense.
Although schools had recruited Ford at tight end, wide receiver, and linebacker, he will wind up as a tight end at Wake Forest. Ford is excited to have his decision made and be a part of the Wake Forest football program. "It's going to be a great four year."