Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … A consensus top-10 player in the state of Oklahoma in the 2019 recruiting class, as he ranked at No. 6, No. 5 and No. 7 by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals, respectively, among his home-state peers … Rated No. 4 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 rankings.
High School: Played for coach Kyle White at Edmond Santa Fe HS … According to MaxPreps, he racked up 40 tackles, including 23 solo stops, as a senior … Logged four tackles for loss, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in his final season at Edmond Santa Fe … MaxPreps lists him as catching 18 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns in 2018 … His 16.1 yards-per-catch average as a senior was tops among all Wolves players with at least 15 receptions … Had his best showing as a receiver against Edmond Memorial, hauling in three passes for 115 yards and two scores … Notched a season-high six tackles and four quarterback hurries against Westmoore … Helped lead Santa Fe to the Oklahoma Class 6A-I state playoffs and a 7-4 record in 2018 … Forced five fumbles, defended five passes, logged seven tackles for loss and 40 total tackles during his junior campaign, according to MaxPreps … Accolades included being a team captain, all-state honors, Defensive Player of the Year recognition and conference defensive lineman of the year in his conference … Also played baseball and basketball … A member of the National Honor Society and the environmental club … Chose Oklahoma State over reported offers from Arkansas, Baylor, California, Florida State, Missouri, Oregon and others.
Personal: Born Jan. 24, 2001, in Oklahoma City … Son of Shannon and Desirae Ford … Has eight siblings and is the middle child of the family … Plans to study marketing.