WR Christian “Scoobie” Ford (5-10 170) of Marietta, GA is a new name to watch regarding USC’s recruiting efforts after the dead period ends in late July. Ford transferred in January from Georgia Southern, where he redshirted last season, to Iowa Central JC, and after a strong performance in camp earlier this month, he landed an offer from Will Muschamp and receivers coach Bryan McClendon.
“I’ve known Coach McClendon for two or three years and he’s been recruiting me, and I know players like Jaycee Horn and Randrecous Davis, I know them very well,” Ford said. “He just told me to come to the camp and if I do good he’s going to offer me on the spot. I did do well, all the drills and my one-on-one. He likes that I’m versatile and can play inside and out, and I’m fast. And I can run any route on the route tree.”
In his final two seasons of high school ball, Ford totaled 80 catches for 1119 yards and 8 touchdowns according to stats on MaxPreps.
USC is Ford’s only major offer at this point but he said Missouri, Pitt, Rutgers and Oregon are showing interest. He has not set up any official visits but he said he and McClendon have talked about him taking one to USC. And he said he does not have a favorite at this point.
Ford will graduate in December so he will sign early and enroll in January. He will have three years to play three at the next level.