At 6'6, 265-lbs, he has the frame schools look for, including Illinois, who he visited for junior day on Sunday.
"It was good," he said. "The acidemic program seemed awesome. Also, I felt like they were moving forward and calling this season 'a new era.' Coach Beckman is a really good coach and I always got that vibe."
Ford says his previous contact with Beckman has been good, and coincidentally, he's headed to Beckman's old stomping grounds in a couple weeks.
"I've had some e-mail chats with Coach Beckman and talked to the recruiting coordinator. I am going to a Toledo junior day on the 18th and was invited by handwritten letter to that one and another combine on the 19th."
Ford is also reporting interest from Michigan State and Ferris State.