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Clemson ‘up there’ for elite 2019 RB

Clemson has gotten one of the country’s best 2019 running backs, Stafford (Va.) North Stafford four-star Devyn Ford, on campus a few times.

He most recently visited for the Tigers’ junior day on March 4, and said the highlight for him was talking to running backs coach Tony Elliott.

“He knows what he’s talking about as a coach,” Ford told TCI recently, “but he’s a good laid-back type of person.”

Ford (5-11, 185) has offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, USC and Virginia Tech among others.

He named several schools recruiting him the hardest right now.

“VT, UNC, Penn State, Clemson,” he said.

Ford claims no leaders, but said Clemson is in good standing.

“They are up there,” he said.

Ford first visited Clemson last July before returning for the Louisville game in the fall.

What does he like the most about Clemson?

“Their family atmosphere,” he said.

Ford doesn’t know when he will commit, but said he could “hopefully” come to a decision after his junior season, potentially in February.

He’ll be looking at a few factors closely as he evaluates his options moving forward.

“Academics,” Ford said. “Also my relationship and comfortability with the coaches and their honesty with me.”

Ford has made trips to Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia Tech since coming to Clemson. He went to Penn State for its spring game today.

He is ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 2 running back and No. 28 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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