Pineville (La.) four-star offensive tackle Cody Ford was an early commitment to TCU, but he has continued to keep an eye on his options. His latest trip took him to Starkville, Miss., for Mississippi State's Big Dawg Camp.
"It was a great experience," Ford said. "I came up here and was shocked by the way the facilities looked. The coaching staff, I loved the coaching staff, especially coach Hevesy and coach Mullen."
Before that it was a trip to Oklahoma which caught his attention.
"It was great," Ford said. "Sitting down talking to coach Bedenbaugh and coach Stoops, we talked about my future there maybe and talked about how I could maybe play as a freshman."
Next on his schedule is a trip to LSU, and he is looking forward to the opportunities which may lie ahead in Baton Rouge.
"It's the best of the best in the SEC so if I get that offer it's huge for me," Ford said. "It might be a school I might think about too."
With all the visits and high praises, the question is where does he stand in his commitment to TCU?
"They're still my No. 1 school, but I've been taking a lot of other visits who might be swaying me a little bit," Ford said.
Outside of TCU there are a few programs he is considering at this point.
"Oklahoma, Mississippi State, and if LSU offers they might be high on my board," Ford said.
In addition to TCU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, and LSU, Ford has also continued to receive strong interest from another program.
"UL, eventhough they're not as big as these other schools, I talk to coach Hud almost every day," Ford said.
Ford does not have any visits scheduled at this point, but he does plan to take official visits in the fall.