DL Poona Ford (6-1 285) of Hilton Head continues to favor USC and Tennessee. He has offers from each. His other offers include Kansas State, Ole Miss, Arkansas Oklahoma State and Illinois among others.
Ford was unable to attend the spring game in Columbia Saturday because he took the ACT. "I did go to their junior day in February though," said Ford. "I like USC because it's close to home and I like the way they play."
His reasons for liking Tennessee are a little different. "I like the idea of getting to play early so I would say early playing time is what I like about them," he said.
Though he has named the two schools as his favorites, with no leaders, he says he will continue to look at other schools. This summer he plans to attend several camps with some teammates. Ohio State and Tulsa are the two he mentioned.
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Ford plans to wait until close to signing day before he announces.