DE Marques Ford (6-3 222) of Gibsonton, FL has his list down to six schools and has Clemson among them. Ford has yet to visit Clemson but has plans to make that trip.
"There is a reason Clemson is on my list," Ford said. "I've heard it's a great school and it has a great football program. Academics are the first thing I look for in a school and I know Clemson's reputation."
When Ford visits is still up in the air but he said that trip could happen soon.
"I'll just say we're working on it," he said.
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His top six are Clemson, Duke, Rutgers, Central Florida, Tennessee and Miami.
His next goal is to narrow his list to three shortly though he did not specify a deadline for that list.
Thus far, Ford has visited Rutgers, Duke and Penn State. He did not name a leader.