Scouting Report: Andrew Ford

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Today we’ll begin a scouting report series on Virginia Tech’s 2014 signees.

I’m by no means a professional scout, so these reports are going to be far from perfect.  They are just my honest take on each player, his talent level, where he fits in the program, etc.

For those of you who keep up with MLB’s Top Prospects, I’ve also included an ETA feature that shows when I think each prospect has a chance to contribute either offensively or defensively.  Things that factor into a player’s ETA include talent level, size, strength, and depth at his position.

Note that all heights and weights are taken from

Ford, who was named Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, enrolled at VT last month
Ford, who was named Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year, enrolled at VT last month

Andrew Ford

Height: 6-3
Weight: 193
Pennsylvania Group AAAA First Team All-State
Gatorade State Player of the Year

Andrew Ford committed to Virginia Tech back on June 16, 2013.  His commitment marked a change in the way the Hokies recruit quarterbacks as we advanced from the Mike O’Cain era to the Scot Loeffler era.

2007: Tyrod Taylor
2008: Ju-Ju Clayton
2009: None
2010: Ricardo Young, Mark Leal
2011: None
2012: Brenden Motely
2013: Bucky Hodges, Carlis Parker

Hodges and Parker aren’t going to be quarterbacks for the Hokies, which means that Mike O’Cain’s last real quarterback recruit was Brenden Motley.  Motley is a raw passer who ran a Wing-T offense in high school.  Ju-Ju Clayton was a developmental project who the Hokies took only because of numbers.  Ricardo Young was a raw athlete with