’26 prospect likely to fit in first at LB, but can play RB or WR
Bryan Ford doesn’t have any film to evaluate, yet. However, the 5’11,” 165-pounder has an enviable frame, really fine length, and participates in more than one varsity sport (football/track) which underscores his athleticism. We like to go out on a limb and predict stardom. Anyone can just track stats and give you today’s stars. We are expecting big things from Bryan Ford going forward.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
We scour the commonwealth in search of high school and even college football playing talent. We don’t want to just bring your the statistical leaders from each team but we like to forecast the future success of some players. We have had success doing this.
There are things which “check our boxes.” We consider a kids frame but not like a college program which only favors long, tall frames with length. We like the “short-neck” kids who become your interior line of scrimmage stars under the “Friday Night Lights.”
Bryan Ford plays on one of the better rosters in Kentucky. Coach Hines has had tremendous success building the program into a perennial contender for its district, region, and even Kentucky supremacy at its classification (5A).
Pulaski County was 9-3 a year ago and things are looking up for the program accustomed to staying alive deep into the KHSAA playoffs. Developing talent is instrumental to these efforts.
Ford is a 5’11,” 165-pounder who reports RB, WR, and OLB among his positions. We are sure the Maroons are quite convinced where he would most effectively fit. We think he has the athleticism, physicality, frame, and length to make a fine OLB, but that is just our opinion.
Ford looks to have some growing still to do. He could get “too tall” for RB according to “conventional wisdom.” We could see this prospect growing into a TE/OLB combo guy, even at the 5A level which doesn’t see too many two-way guys.
Ford got three (3)-games of run in ’22 on the varsity squad. That isn’t shabby, at all, for a kid on a nine (9)-win, 5A roster. Look for that number to substantially increase as we move along through the ’23 season.
We like this kid’s potential. If his work ethic should match, we have the makings of a top-prospect here.
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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