2014 quarterback Andrew Ford of Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff is no stranger to Penn State football, and yesterday he had another chance to check out the Nittany Lions in action. Ford is also looking into making a visit to another Big 10 school in early November.
"I was definitely impressed with the atmosphere," said Ford. "Not too many schools in the country can duplicate a game day atmosphere like that. Also, when I talked to the coaches they had nothing but great things to say."
Ford gave a little insight on his discussion with the coaching staff before the game.
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"They knew all about my games up until this point in the season and they said that they were very impressed with everything I have done," said Ford. "They also told me that my ability would fit in perfectly to their new system."
What Ford saw of the coaching staff during the game also impressed him.
"I liked how the coaches acted on the sidelines," he said. "The way they motivated the players and kept believing in them went a long way for me. I also like the play calling by Coach O'Brien."
Being high school teammates with Penn State commit Adam Brenemanalways gives Ford plenty of Penn State insight, but the game yesterday gave him a chance to meet a few other recruits.
Ford has maintained a busy schedule this fall and hopes to continue that with an expected visit to Michigan on November 7th. In the meantime he is also piecing together a very impressive junior season, even though it produced a loss this weekend.
"We had a tough loss to a real good Bishop McDevitt team," said Ford. "I'm not too upset with how I played, but I'm definitely disappointed in the loss. I don't know all of my stats from the game, but I do know that I had 366 yards passing and four touchdowns."
This performance gives Ford 2,566 yards and 33 touchdowns for the season through nine games.