Three-star wide receiver Deon Ford (6-0, 196, 4.5) from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., took his first official trip to Washington State this weekend and he left very impressed with the program. So much so that he decided to spend at least the next four years as a Cougar.
"My visit to Washington State went great," Ford said. "In fact I committed to the Cougars on my visit."
"I liked everything about Washington State from the players, coaches and the people in the town," Ford said. "There is also good coach support.
"When you go to Washington State they map out a plan for you to make sure you graduate," Ford said. "That was very important thing, I want to make sure I graduate."
"Washington State was first trip and I'm not going to take any others," Ford said. ""I'm through.
"I'm really fired about Washington State. I really think that it is the best place for me.
"I went through a lot with a lot of coaches not believing in me," Ford said. "I went through a lot with grade issues and Washington State stuck it out with me. Now being a Cougar is like a miracle.
"I just want to say to all the coaches that didn't believe in me to watch out over the next four years."
Ford is another type of player that the Cougars seem to land and end up making other schools pay.
As a senior Ford played with a high ankle sprain and battled through for 20 receptions for 245 yards and one touchdown.
Cougars get another good one here.