Clemson University

June 18, 2014

Florida defensive end has Clemson on short list

DE Marques Ford is looking hard at Clemson.

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.

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.

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