Early interest in Ford picks up

A hard-hitting safety prospect that has started to come into the cross-hairs of several D-1 programs is Laney S Travis Ford (6-3, 205). He's got prototypical size and speed and he's a sure tackler. What he doesn't have is an offer from a D-1 program, but some could be just around the corner. JCFootball.com caught up Ford recently and he updated us on recruiting and his season so far...

"Things have been going pretty well so far," Ford told JCFootball.com recently. "We lost to Shasta early on, but we've rebounded and we're starting to roll. We have San Francisco this weekend though and they are the national champs, so we have to come out ready to go."

Since he arrived at Laney in August 2007, Ford has been ready to go. He posted 50 tackles, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed and four sacks as a freshman and he's followed that up with a solid start so far this year posting 30 tackles, four passes broken up, one interception and two tackles for loss.

The Clayton High School grad was a non-qualifier so he began looking around at schools that had good programs that could help him get moved on to the next level.

"Laney was a good situation for me," Ford said. "They are a great program, the coaches are really good here and they win and they always seem to get their guys promoted to the next level."

On the recruiting front, with his fast start, schools from across the country are looking his way, but he's still waiting on that first offer.

"Oregon, Arizona State, UNLV, Utah, Kansas, Toledo, San Diego State, Wyoming and Cal are pretty much the main schools talking to me right now," Ford said. "Oregon was on me in high school and I really like them a lot and Utah has a great program and Kansas is really up-and-coming, so I have some really good schools looking at me."

Ford is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two.

We'll continue to track his progress over the coming weeks and update things as they happen.

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