Clemson, Miami, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Arkansas
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.
RTI Average: 3.5-stars
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.