The Texas Longhorns have jumped into the mix with one of the nation’s up-and-coming edge rushers.
As he noted on Twitter, 2021 St. Louis (Mo.) Lutheran North weak-side defensive end Travion Ford picked up an offer from the Longhorns on Thursday night.
The Missouri standout has seen an abundance of offers roll in throughout the early stages of his recruiting process, as he’s notched a total of 20 opportunities thus far. Alongside the Longhorns, Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas A&M are some other P5 programs that are in pursuit for Ford’s services.
Ford is coming off an impactful sophomore campaign when he was in on 82 tackles, made his way to the quarterback 17 times, and forced four fumbles. His stellar showing last season has earned him the early respect to be regarded as a four-star prospect.
Tom Herman and company have enjoyed success recruiting the state of Missouri, as Marcus Washington (2019), Ayodele Adeoye (2018), and Daniel Carson (2018) are each natives from the Show Me State. The same can be said for JUCO product Jacoby Jones, though Texas recruited him out of Butler C.C. in Kansas.
Although Ford may not be the biggest recruit as far as overall build goes, at 6’2, 205 pounds, he is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 104 player and No. 6 weak-side defensive end in the 2021 cycle, per the 247Sports Composite.