I spent a couple hours last night reading some articles and other material about Devyn Ford, the most important recruit in Virginia Tech’s Class of 2019. I also pondered what it means to be “the most important recruit” of a class, and how much getting Devyn Ford to commit and sign really matters.
(For those who have followed Ford’s recruitment closely, the next couple of sections will be stuff you already know.)
Devyn Ford is a running back out of North Stafford High School in Stafford, Virginia. Stafford is about 50 miles southwest of Washington DC (Google Maps link), well outside the Beltway, and it’s about 225 miles from Stafford to Blacksburg.
Ford is listed at 5-11, 195, excellent running back size, and his junior year tape is impressive.
He’s listed in the 247Sports Composite ranking (which is an aggregation of rankings from various sources) as an upper 4-star player, the No. 63 player in the country, the No. 3 running back in the country, and the No. 2 player in the state of Virginia for 2019.
Here are his proprietary rankings for the major services.