Miami (Fla.) Northwestern cornerback Trevor Ford is a player whose stock has been steadily rising since making a strong impression on the summer camp scene.
Ford (6-1, 187, 4.4) has received calls from Miami, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Kansas State, Iowa, Auburn, Louisville, San Diego State, Central Florida and South Florida in recent weeks.
“Auburn, Louisville and San Diego State have all offered now,” he said. Ford previously had offers from Miami, Florida State, Ohio State, Iowa, Kansas State, Alabama, Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh.
Asked if he had a new top five list, he gave a mixed response: “I don’t really have a top five or anything, but there’s a few who are recruiting me the hardest. Kansas State is recruiting me hard. Iowa, too. I get a ton of mail from them, and they call me every week they’re allowed to. I hear a lot from Florida State and Miami, too.”
Not coincidentally, he’s got official visits in the works for all four. He’ll visit Iowa on Dec. 12. He’s also set a date with Florida State on Jan. 7.
“I haven’t got the dates yet for Kansas State and Miami,” Ford added.
The Hurricanes and Seminoles are expected to be the teams to beat in his recruitment. He recently told the Rivals.com network that “It’s between Miami and Florida State,” although he backed off from that slightly in this latest interview.
He’s made unofficial visits to both Florida powers already. He watched the Florida-Miami game on Sept. 6 and spent a weekend at Florida State with a group of friends. He plans to be back in Tallahassee on Oct. 11 for the Seminoles’ game against the Hurricanes.
Through two games this season, Ford says he’s not received much action on his side of the field. He’s only had two passes in his direction. He broke one up and the other was no where near the receiver.
“Nobody will throw at me,” he said. “In one way, I guess they respect me and are scared to throw the ball to my man, but I wish somebody would challenge me. I’m not getting any chances to pick one off.”
He thinks that could change this weekend against North Miami, though.
“They have a pretty good quarterback and wide receiver who lead the county in receptions and yards right now,” he said. “Maybe they’ll try to get me.”