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4-star running back looks to get to Clemson in future

Running back has always been a key cog in Clemson’s offense. C.J Spiller, Andre Ellington and Wayne Gallman have been just some of the recent successes that have gained national attention.

Clemson’s system relies on a well-rounded back that can run, block and catch out of the backfield, and although it has not found a running back in the 2018 class, coaches are already out on the trail scouting for 2019.

Devyn Ford, a four-star back out of North Stafford (Va.) High School could help fill the void in the Tigers’ 2019 class.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound back visited North Carolina recently and said the visit “went great,” and it helped give him a new perspective to aid his recruitment process.

“Working with the new running backs coach and the new Jordan stuff,” said Ford.

Ford plans on taking a visit to Virginia Tech and Ohio State this summer, and also stated that a Clemson visit is most likely not in the cards this summer.

“I don’t think, but I really do want to,” he said.

Ohio State, Virginia Tech, UNC and Virginia are recruiting Ford the hardest and he said that he “believes Clemson, but I’m not sure,” due to the fact they haven’t communicated recently.

Ford does not have any favorites right now, but said the Tigers can jump up into his favorites if there is “just more clarity between us.”

Ford still has plenty of time left in his recruitment and said he will make a decision after his junior season. He does have a list of criterion for selecting a school when he visits, a list that includes “Coach chemistry, if the school has what I want to major in and how far away from home.”

Ford did tell The Clemson Insider there are a couple things that stand out about Clemson that make it an enticing place for him to possibly play his college ball.

“The fan base and Coach Dabo (Swinney),” he said.

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