5-9, 175-pound speedster Jacoby Ford , who has been a breakout player for Fork Union Military Academy, has set official visits with Virginia, Virginia Tech and Clemson in the month of December. The first visit takes place this weekend.
“I have taken a visit to Michigan State and plan on going to UVA this week and Virginia Tech next week,” Ford said. “On the 16th [of December] I’m going to Clemson on an official.”
At this point, the former Cardinal Newman High School (West Palm Beach, FL) star does not list any favorite schools.
“I have not narrowed down my schools, but I plan to very soon,” Ford said. “As for favorites, I’m pretty open right now.”
Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and West Virginia are among the other Division 1A programs to officially offer. Florida State and Miami have shown interest as well.
With about two months left until signing day, Ford does not plan on making a decision in the near future.
“I plan on making a decision a few weeks before signing day,” Ford said. “The most important thing for me to choose a college would be how well I would fit in the system and do I feel comfortable at that university. Plus, can I see myself there for the next fours years of my life.”
Ford named a positive about the two Virginia programs, of which he says both “are definitely in the mix. They are two great schools that have a lot to offer and I am very interested in both of them.”
“What I like about UVA is how much they spread out the offense.”
“What I like about Virginia Tech is how they use their speed in a lot of different ways, which is always good to have.”
Ford is being recruited primarily as a wide receiver on the next level. For Fork Union’s post-grad team, he made big time plays at the wide receiver position while also returning kicks and punts. Coach John Shuman calls Ford “the fastest guy I’ve had out there in 20 years. He’s the first guy I’ve had to have track speed and football savvy. He’s like the energizer bunny out there. He makes plays all the time, throughout the whole game. He returns punts, kicks, whatever we need.”
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