Former Oklahoma running back Keith Ford has announced his transfer decision. After two years with the Sooners, Ford will be taking his talents to Texas A&M.
“I’m going to Aggieland,” Ford told 247Sports. “What really helped me come to my decision was when I sat down with Coach (Kevin) Sumlin. It didn’t sound like it was rehearsed or anything. He was just talking to me man-to-man and laid out his expectations for me. He also wanted me to believe in him. After I heard all of that I was like, ‘Yea, I’m coming here.’ I can’t wait to get up there.”
Coming out of high school, Ford was one of the most highly touted recruits in the country. He was ranked by 247Sports Composite as the No. 4 running back and No. 24 player in the nation for the class of 2013.
He played in 10 games as a true freshman, but contributed minimally to the stat sheet, carrying the ball a total of 23 times for 134 yards and one touchdown.
Ford shot out of the gate in his sophomore season, but was then sidelined with a leg injury against Tennessee and never fully bounced back. He finished the season with 71 carries for 392 yards and six touchdowns. All of Ford’s scores came in the first three games before his injury.
Ford, who will have to sit out the 2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules, is looking to forward his fresh start and competing next spring.
“Come next spring I’m going to have to compete for my spot just like everyone else,” he said. “I have a lot of opportunities because of how the offense is set up.”