Ford plans to see USC before deciding
01/06/2014 11:12 PM
01/07/2014 12:15 AM
WR Isaiah Ford of Jacksonville, FL now favors Virginia Tech after decommitting from Louisville Sunday following the departure of Charley Strong to Texas. USC is the only other school he's considering and he said he won't make a final decision until he visits the Gamecocks.
Ford is a basketball standout as well who is averaging 31 points per game this season and he said both schools will allow him to play both sports.
Ford said he and his mother have communicated recently with USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. and the feedback was highly positive. "He said he was excited about the decommitment and they need another super athlete because Bruce Ellington is leaving and the spot is open." Ford visited USC last summer and had the chance to meet Ellington.
Ford said Virginia Tech leads at this point because "they've been the most consistent throughout the whole thing. And the opportunity to come in and play as a true freshman is wide open in both sports."
Ford added he won't rush a second decision. "I'm probably going to pray about it and maybe just wait it out."
This season Ford had 37 catches for 720 yards and 17 touchdowns. The 6-3 Ford plays the two guard in basketball. "I let the game come to me," he said. "I attack the basket and I can shoot the three as well."
Ford said at this point he does not expect to entertain overtures from any other schools.
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