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VA RB Devyn Ford (Penn State Signee)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Krenzelicious, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    An elite offer to an elite player

    At 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, Ford possesses great speed and has plenty of time to continue to mature physically. Right now, Virginia Tech seems like the early favorite, with a slew of southern schools also occupying the top of his list. Currently, that list means just about nothing considering his age and all the visits that will be set up in the future. Urban Meyer has plenty of time to get the Buckeyes into a position to make a run for the elite Ford. This is a recruitment that should last his entire high school career and won't be one for the faint of heart.

    Expect Ford to make lots of visits, as he's sure to be one of the best players in his class. Just watch his highlight reel.



    Entire article: http://www.landgrantholyland.com/2016/8/3/12366090/ohio-state-recruiting-devyn-ford-2019-elite-running-back-derrik-allen-2018-buckeyes-georgia-bulldogs
     
  3. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  4. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

     
  5. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  6. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard



    Devyn's going to be a star at the next level with that vision, instinct, and speed. Might actually like him better than Noah Cain, though Noah's more well-rounded and further ahead in his progression at this point...
     
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  7. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    Running style similar to JK.

    Might not be as sudden, but he’s really good and I hope we can get him in the class.
     
  8. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ



    Will definitely take official visits to Penn State (4/20-22), Ohio State & Virginia Tech. Discusses his interest in each.
     
  9. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ


    Devyn’s HS Head Coach & OL are visiting tOSU today while he himself will be in Columbus twice in the coming weeks for an unofficial visit on April 6th & later for his official visit April 26th.
     
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  10. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ


    Visting tOSU on a two-day unofficial visit April 5th & 6th followed by his return to Columbus for the official visit April 26th through the 28th. Not sure when he will ultimately be deciding but also has official visits scheduled to Virginia Tech (April 14th) & PSU (April 21st) between those Ohio State visits.
     
  11. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  12. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I never thought Ford was a realistic option. Like @BuckTwenty said above, he has a great combo of vision, instinct and speed. He would compliment James and make a very dangerous duo. You absolutely go all in on him. I still think we're in an uphill battle against VT though. Home state schools always have a way of sticking around and using their proximity as a major tool
     
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  13. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

    Just keep in mind he still has official visits the next two weekends to PSU & VT before he returns to Columbus. Definitely going to be a battle the next few weeks but tOSU certainly made a very good impression this weekend.
     
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    What the dating world can teach us about Devyn Ford’s recruitment

    This question is a reference to North Stafford (Va.) running back Devyn Ford, a 4-star prospect ranked as the No. 73 prospect overall in 2019 and the No. 6 running back in the class, per the 247Sports composite rankings. Ford was on campus at Ohio State on Thursday and Friday, making his fourth unofficial visit of the recruiting process to Columbus to check out the program.

    Ford has informed Land of 10 that he’ll return just three weeks later, making official visits to his final three of Virginia Tech (April 14), Penn State (April 21), and Ohio State (April 28) before announcing a May 18 decision. He’s been to each of these programs four times or more a piece, many of them recently, which begs an interesting question — why return so soon? Or return at all?

    I’m sure on some level the answer is “because he can.” You’re only a recruit once and that process only involves five official visits. Ford isn’t being flippant and taking visits to programs he doesn’t care about; he’s only using these three official visit opportunities because they’re the only three programs that have a serious chance to land him. Still, it seems bad to let them go to waste entirely, no? Ford will get three weekends of high-level college football programs rolling out the red carpet for him, paying for his meals and flights, and doing their best to shower him with positive attention and impress him. That seems really fun to me.

    I don’t know that he’ll see anything all that different than what he’s already seen. He’s met the players at these programs, watched practices and games and seen the dormitories, campuses, and academic lives of student-athletes. You know that old advertising hook “What do you get the man who has everything?” Ford is pretty much in that boat already, telling Land of 10 that he’s already “pretty much seen it all.”

    Every school on Ford’s list has shown him the ability to put him on a path to play in the pros or to set him up academically and professionally for the future if the NFL isn’t in the cards. Each will do their best to showcase a path to the field or a chance for early playing time, flex with their fancy new facilities or dorms, or tell the kid how many titles they’ve won. That’s not really what Ford needs to know about any more though, he’s to the point where relationships seem to take over.

    “Right now, it’s just building relationships with coaches, seeing what I can take from offensive schemes and seeing which one is going to benefit me more in the future. It’s kind of hard knowing what it will be like until you actually get there, so it’s kind of like a blind date,” Ford recently told Land of 10.
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    Ford is playing the field while he looks for the right fit, essentially. If previous unofficial visits were speed dates or a casual coffee, an official visit is like the first time you spend a weekend away out of town with your (potential?) significant other. It’s more time than you usually spend around one another in a confined area and sometimes you learn some things that you didn’t expect.
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    I don’t know what kind of date Urban Meyer is, but I guess we’ll all find out when Ford announces his commitment on May 18.

    Entire article: https://www.landof10.com/ohio-state/ohio-state-buckeyes-football-recruiting-devyn-ford-official-visits-2019

    This is a major decision for the recruit and there is no reason why he shouldn't thoroughly check out each school that he is considering. If more recruits would do that we would probably have a lot fewer transfers.
     
  15. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Let's see how the officials go but I am started to think OSU can win this one.
     

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