Saturday, February 9, 2019

CB Justin Ford reopens recruitment

Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting


It doesn’t appear Justin Ford will end up joining the Kansas football program after all.

One of the 11 early signees in Les Miles’ first recruiting class this past December, Ford tweeted out a note this week to make known his future plans.

“I will like to announce that I will be reopening my recruitment, looking to transfer out in May,” Ford wrote in a note accompanying his post on Twitter.

That message came on Thursday, a day after KU announced its 2019 signing class and didn’t include Ford, who had previously been publicized as a member of the December signees.

A 3-star junior college cornerback when KU recruited him, Ford, listed at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, last played at Golden West College (Calif.).

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Kevin Robert Fest 2 years, 2 months ago

Maybe upon further inspection he didn't have enough credits to transfer and needs and extra semester to get enough. Maybe Miles told him they couldn't wait. Just a guess. Benton can Miles fill that spot or is KU over their limit this year?

Doug Roberts 2 years, 2 months ago

I think he failed English! Jeez. #Grammarnotemojis

Dee Shaw 2 years, 2 months ago

Be careful correcting his grammar. That could hurt his feelings and could be seen as bullying. Have some compassion. Lol.

Bee Bee 2 years, 2 months ago

Commitment means different things to different people.

Kevin Robert Fest 2 years, 2 months ago

It says in Dec 19 article that he signed how can he reopen his options? He signed. Does he lose a year of eligibility if he signs with another team?

Jeff Coffman 2 years, 2 months ago

He'll open his recruiting in May, so there must be something. JUCO transfers are interesting, because some can make mid-year transfers, but in some cases they actually end up not qualifying, likely in this case he was not able to complete the requirements by December, therefore, he has to wait until he graduates in May. This basically means the December sign was invalid and therefore he can open up his recruiting again.

The question I don't know, is if KU loses the option to give another scholarship, my belief is no.

The fact KU knew that there was an issue and didn't include him on their signees, helps me believe that this was a hope we can get him, but ended up not being able to fulfill the requirements by December.

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