Marques Ford

MarquesFordsmall.jpgDefensive end
6-3, 220 pounds
Gibsonton, Fla. (East Bay)

Top Offers
Clemson, Miami, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Arkansas

Status
Ford was a Rutgers lean before visiting Knoxville for Orange Carpet Weekend on July 19. Tennessee amazed Ford during his visit and he decided to end his recruitment on the spot, announcing his pledge to the Vols while he was still on campus. After a strong senior season and a good showing during the Under Armour All-American week, Ford showed why some recruiting services consider him a four-star prospect and why he could be a sleeper in the 2015 class. Ford announced on January 21st that he was no longer committed to Tennessee, and had elected to re-open his recruitment.

 Ratings

Rivals.com: ★★★
Scout.com: ★★★★
247Sports: ★★★
ESPN.com: ★★★★

RTI Average: 3.5-stars

 Outlook

Ford is a natural pass rusher with a huge frame and long limbs that makes it easy for him to work his way around opposing offensive tackles. He’s a touch raw and needs to fill out his frame, but has the potential to be a very solid pass-rushing defensive end at the next level with proper coaching and development.

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RTI Articles on Marques

Thursday Morning Recruiting Roundup

Some news and notes from the recruiting trail as the Vols look to finalize their class with just two weeks remaining until National Signing Day.

This Weekend’s Official Visitor List for Tennessee

A look at the visitors Tennessee expects to have in over the weekend with National Signing Day just a few weeks away.

Top-Rated DL Class Ready to Work Towards Expectations

The expectations are changing at the University of Tennessee – particularly for an incoming freshman defensive line class that many are labeling

Vols Add a Trio of Defenders Saturday Night

Tennessee added a trio of defenders on Orange Carpet Day in cornerback Darrell Miller, defensive end Marques Ford and cornerback Bailey Phillips.