June 10, 2007

Ford talks about his decision

This weekend, highly recruited running back Jason Ford ended the suspense by giving his verbal commitment to the Iowa Hawkeyes. On Sunday night, we caught up with the 5-foot-10, 209-pound Ford, who rushed for 1,549 yards and 17 touchdowns last season, to talk in-depth about his decision and much more.

Q: Can you talk about your commitment this weekend and how it all happened?

FORD: It was on Friday night. My team had the 7-on7 tournament on Saturday, but we went up a day early to take a tour and everything. I had a meeting with Coach Jackson and Coach Ferentz and then later that night, around 9:30, I called Coach Ferentz and told him I was ready to commit.

Q: What was it like have your teammates with you as you made the decision?

FORD: It was great. Everybody was real excited.

Q: How did the 7-on-7 tournament go on Saturday?

FORD: We went 3-2. I thought I did alright and I actually worked a little bit at wideout. They said I had around 20 touchdowns.

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