October 8, 2011; State College, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions fans cheer during first quarter action against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-US PRESSWIRE

Penn State Recruiting: 2014 Four Star QB Andrew Ford Sets Penn State Visit


Last Saturday, 2014 Pennsylvania quarterback prospect Andrew Ford was in Charlottesville on a visit to Virginia and saw the Cavaliers take on Penn State. On October 27th, when Penn State hosts Ohio State, he’ll be at Beaver Stadium to see the Nittany Lions again. Ford was recently named a four star prospect by 247Sports.

He is far from a stranger when it comes to Penn State. Ford has visited several times in the last year, including twice this past spring. He has made a few trips with his high school teammate, Adam Breneman. The 2013 TE commit will likely also be in attendance for the Ohio State game that weekend.

Despite his close relationship with Adam, though, Andrew is taking his own path. He is currently “One hundred percent wide-open to everyone” in his recruitment and has interest in Maryland, Notre Dame and Michigan, among other schools. He plans visiting Pitt and Rutgers this month and is hoping to visit Notre Dame and Michigan at some point in the season, but is still taking his time.

“I’m keeping my focus towards this season and my team and then I’ll focus on recruiting in the offseason.”

Ford split time at quarterback as a sophomore before taking over as the sole starter late in the season. He threw for 1,362 yards and accounted for 16 touchdowns, boasting a 67% completion rate. In the final game of the season, Ford was 19-30 for 239 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-32 playoff loss to Central Dauphin, who went on to win the AAAA Pennsylvania State Championship. Penn State freshman DE Evan Schwan and former 2013 LB commit Zayd Issah were members of that Central Dauphin team.

Last week, Ford threw for seven touchdowns in a 69-21 win over South Western. He left the game half way through the 3rd quarter.

Ford grew up a Penn State fan and actually wears number 7 because of former Penn State quarterback Zach Mills. It’s my opinion that once Andrew starts narrowing down schools, Penn State will be among his top choices.

You can watch Ford’s sophomore highlights HERE.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/maxwelltower Max Power

    Do you think a pair of losing seasons will make him change his mind?

    • http://twitter.com/TimTolleyFS Tim Tolley

      Change his mind from what?

  • Willie Green

    Too many things can happen between now and 2014 National Signing day. But it’s nice to know that a 4-star QB is interested. Sanctions will be lifting somewhere around his junior/senior year, so I suppose it might depend on how he feels about having to compete against Bench and hopefully Hackenberg while he’s an underclassman.

    • AP

      In my opinion, whether Hackenberg signs will weigh heavily in his decision, especially if he redshirts as has been reported that his father would like him to. If Hackenberg signs and redshirts, Ford will be competing with him every year but his senior year… not the ideal situation. If, however, Hackenberg goes elsewhere, Ford can redshirt and then be “the guy” for 3 seasons (assuming Bench is our QB going forward), all of which will be post-sanction seasons. I’d selfishly love to have Bench, Hackenberg AND Ford, but I’m not sure that’s realistic. It is a good sign, though, that we’re discussing 2 4-star QBs in the next 2 years as possibilities.