On Thursday morning, news broke that 2017 signee Jon Ford is now fully cleared and enrolled at Miami.
Miami 2017 DT signee Jon Ford has arrived on campus and moved into his dorm. I'm not sure if he's beginning to practice today— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) August 17, 2017
BREAKING: Last @CanesFootball signee, whose talent is "through the roof','' has enrolled at UM. Will be at practice. https://t.co/lCEx5cRSBy pic.twitter.com/i5xLAT8XM6— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) August 17, 2017
DT Jon Ford Enrolls at Miami https://t.co/sXqmDleunx— InsideTheU.com (@InsideTheU) August 17, 2017
This is huge for Miami. Not only does it mean the entire 2017 signing class is enrolled and on campus, it also adds a talented player at a position of need in the near future.
With juniors RJ McIntosh and Kendrick Norton potentially leaving school early for the NFL Draft after this year, and with senior Anthony Moten being in his last season of eligibility, the Canes could potentially lose 3 of their top 4 DTs after this season. Getting Ford — a player with great size and strength — on campus this year to work with coach Kuligowski and develop his talents is big for the future, as Ford will likely be one of the players asked to step into a major role in 2018, even moreso if McIntosh and/or Norton leave school early.
Ford has a wealth of talent. If you’ve forgotten that, or didn’t know that, here’s my Recruit Notebook from NSD about Ford:
2017 Recruit Notebook: DT Jonathan Ford. Big, talented DT joins loaded #Canes DL. #NSD2017 https://t.co/eYOuOzIuRv pic.twitter.com/XigP31NSrI— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) February 1, 2017
This is a big, BIG get for Miami. Massive in many, many ways.
Welcome OFFICIALLY to the U, Jon