"I made the choice for several reasons. It's close to home, Coach Cummings is a great coach who I am excited to work for, they have a great program that is on the rise and I want to be part of that!"
The Chippewas were also the first to offer Ford.
"They were completely honest with me throughout the entire process, and I like all the coaches and feel that I am as much a good fit for them as they are for me."
Ford was a two-way guy for the Vikings last year, but is being recruited as an offensive tackle.