Ford commits to USC
A torn ACL can be a death sentence for a high school football player’s college dreams.
It’s so common, even Hollywood gets it. Lance Harbor lost his scholarship to Florida State in the movie Varsity Blues because of a torn ACL.
Just six years ago, USC tossed away a commitment because of that same injury. Eldridge Massington suffered an ACL tear and suffered the consequences. Massington ended up at UCLA after Lane Kiffin decided he wasn’t worth the risk.
This current USC staff doesn’t seem to care about devastating injuries. That’s a big reason why they picked up a commitment from Orange Lutheran WR Kyle Ford during the 2019 All-American Bowl.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder was once considered a can’t miss five-star and for a moment he seemed destined for Washington. But after he tore his ACL, it was the Trojan staff who remained committed to him. Ford’s official visit to USC’s campus on December 15 just further solidified the Trojans’ chances.
During the All-American Bowl game, Ford made his intentions to sign with USC known. He’s now one of the highest ranked players in USC’s 2019 class.