After visiting Clemson for the first time in July, 2019 running back Devyn Ford was back on campus Saturday for Clemson’s game against Louisville. The Stafford (Va.) North Stafford high four-star was accompanied by teammate and 2018 four-star offensive tackle Nana Asiedu.
The Clemson Insider recently caught up with Ford, one of the top prospects in his class, about the visit.
“It was great,” Ford said. “The campus is gorgeous.”
What did he think about Clemson’s 42-36 victory?
“I was excited,” Ford said. “I was happy they won and got the stop.”
Ford, a sophomore, has offers from 20-plus schools, including Clemson, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
Clemson offered on April 26.
“The offer meant a lot considering it is a team who went to the championship versus Alabama and put up a fight,” Ford told TCI in August. “So, obviously it means they have a good coaching staff.”
On Saturday, Ford was able to talk with Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliot again. Ford feels he could build a strong relationship with Elliott.
“(He told me) that he was happy to see me come down,” Ford said.
Ford has also visited several other schools this season.
“The round trip of South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, UNC, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Virginia,” he said.
Which schools are recruiting him the hardest right now?
“Clemson right now,” Ford said. “The only school actively sending letters.”
The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder said he doesn’t have any leaders in his recruitment at this time.
“Everyone is around the same spot,” Ford said.
Ford is rated by 247Sports as the No. 1 prospect in Virginia, the nation’s No. 2 running back and the nation’s No. 12 player overall in the class of 2019.