Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007.
Bentonville's Ford big fan of new Hog
STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER • @NWASamantha Kasey Ford makes a pass Friday during Bentonville’s spring practice at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville.
FAYETTEVILLE Quarterbacks usually have a good eye for talented receivers and it didn't take Bentonville junior signal caller Kasey Ford long to take a liking to a certain prospect at Arkansas’ Elite Camp on Thursday.
“Oh, Jordan Jones from Smackover,” said Ford of the Hogs’ 2016 commitment. “That kid is a stud, he ran a 4.34. Every time I saw him he was wide open. I really like him.”
Ford, 6-6, 257 pounds has an offer from Louisville and is drawing interest from numerous schools, including Arkansas. Video highlights CLICK HERE
He completed 107 of 185 passes for 22 touchdowns and had 4 rushing touchdowns and was named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Super Sophomore Team. Ford connected on 11 of 18 passes for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 39-28 victory over Cabot for the Class 7A state title.
He was pleased with his camp performance.
“I felt good about it,” Ford said. “I threw the ball around the turf field. I threw some really good balls today for not throwing for a couple of weeks .I threw pretty well.”
Ford, who might attend Kansas State’s camping in a couple weeks, believes offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Jim Chaney liked what he saw.
“He said I threw a lot of good balls,” Ford said. “He said he really like my presence as a quarterback.”
Ford, who’s also a standout pitcher and has an offer from Wichita State, has hit 90 miles an hour on the radar guy,
He wouldn’t mind seeing Jones and some of the other receivers suit up for Bentonville in the fall.
“I love my receivers up at Bentonville, but these guys I wouldn’t mind having this corp down there at Tiger stadium.”