Andrew Ford On Visit

Zach Links- SOR Head Staff Writer

Oct 23, 2012

By: Zach Links- SOR Head Staff Writer


Cedar Cliff HS (PA) QB Andrew Ford

Cedar Cliff HS (PA) QB Andrew Ford

The Scarlet Knights first came to Cedar Cliff High School to recruit standout tight end Adam Breneman.  The senior wound up committing to Penn State in March, choosing the Nittany Lions over a list of 25-plus high-level offers.  However, Breneman led RU to quarterback Andrew Ford and the junior is putting together a strong campaign in his junior year. 


Ford was recently in attendance for the Scarlet Knights’ 23-15 victory over Syracuse and the quarterback came away impressed by everything he saw.


“It was my second time being there, it was me and my dad.  Everything we expected going into it, they exceeded it, from the rabid fan base to the way the offense ran to the coaches, we were impressed by it,” Ford told


The 6-foot-3, 175 pound signal caller has serious interest from a number of top schools east of the Mississippi including Cincinnati, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Virginia.  The Scarlet Knights made a very strong impression on him, however.


“I like the campus there.  A lot of people think that it’s too close to the city but I really like that part of it.  The academic people I got to meet were nice even some of the players I got to talk with before the game all seemed very welcoming.  Everything was very comfortable for me and that goes a long way,” the junior explained.


With strong mutual interest on both sides, could Ford see a Rutgers offer in the near future?


“From what I’ve been hearing, yes.  They’ve been waiting on a few quarterbacks and seeing how they develop.  The recruiting process is different for quarterbacks and everything I’ve been hearing about Rutgers has been great.  Everything will pick up in the offseason for my position.  I think Rutgers has a lot of interest I have interest as well, obviously,” said Ford.


Despite a few bad breaks for Cedar Cliff in 2012, the team is still having a strong season with Ford at the helm.  Individually, coaches have raved about the improvements that the youngster made over the summer.


“I’m very happy with how I’ve performed.  We’ve had few tough losses, we’re 3 plays from being 8-0 but instead we’re 5-3.  We lost a few games at the last minute.  But I think that if I keep doing what I’m doing then we’ll be in a strong position to win in the playoffs.”