Over the weekend, the Texas Longhorns hosted numerous key prospects and potential targets during the Heat Wave recruiting event, arguably the most important of the summer. One of the recruits in attendance was Cedar Hill offensive tackle Courtland Ford:
A 6’6, 305-pounder, Ford committed to LSU last November after an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge for the Alabama game. Two weeks ago, however, Ford opted to re-open his recruitment, which could give Texas an opportunity to become a legitimate contender for his services if position coach Herb Hand decides to extend an offer.
The offer hasn’t come yet, but it certainly could happen in the near future, as Ford intends to make another visit to Austin before preseason camp begins for his senior season:
Courtland Ford is a name to watch in 2019 for Texas. Plans to come back to Austin in July. Former LSU commit who grew up with #Hookem commit Ja’Quinden Jackson. Massive kid with a big senior year coming. No. 22 on #Fab55— Mike Craven (@CravenMike) June 23, 2019
As Texas increases its recruiting momentum in the Metroplex thanks to the pledge of Duncanville star quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson thanks to the efforts of quality control coach Ra’Shaad Samples, officially entering Ford’s recruitment would represent another opportunity for the Horns there.
The 247Sports Crystal Ball indicates that Ford is wide open with his recruitment following his recent decommitment, so Mike Craven is certainly correct about Ford being a recruit to watch moving forward.
A consensus four-star prospect, Ford ranks as the No. 345 player nationally, the No. 28 offensive tackle, and the No. 54 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.