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Ford making name for himself

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Raymond Ford played on one of California's top high school teams last season - Gardena (Calif.) Serra - with George Farmer, Marqise Lee, Jason Gibson and others and although Ford might not be that highly recruited the 5-foot-9 cornerback is starting to make a name for himself.
Arizona, Arizona State and Colorado have offered Ford, who starred this past weekend at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and has looked good at other venues around town this off-season.
Arizona is one of the latest offers for Ford, who said he's still hearing from USC, Washington and UCLA and has started to pick up interest from Stanford and Oregon State.
"They're really good," Ford said of Arizona. "I like their defensive style and their corners and they send corners to the league so that's good. Their corners play with a lot of intensity and that's how I play."
Ford said Arizona State is recruiting him the hardest and that Colorado has also recently gotten involved in his recruitment. The Serra standout was expected to visit Arizona and Arizona State last weekend prior to the NIKE camp. It's still early in his recruitment so Ford is in no rush.
USC would be Ford's favorite if the Trojans offered especially after he visited for their recent junior day. Not only are they close to home but he has a lot of friends - including Farmer and Lee - on the team and everything would seem to be a perfect fit there.
But Ford said at the Asante Quarterback Camp in February that he's also interested in Miami and both Arizona schools. At this point, Ford plans to sit back and see what else happens in his recruitment before making a decision.
"I don't know, I'm just waiting to see who offers," Ford said.
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