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Hokies Finally Get Quarterback

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:52pm

After striking out on previous quarterback prospects David Cornwell, Mason Rudolph and Jacob Park, Virginia Tech finally got a signal caller on Sunday, and got what looks to be a good one.

A pro-style quarterback out of Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff, Andrew Ford will join a quarterback contingent that will fight for the starting job after Logan Thomas departs following next season.

“It was both the quarterback history at Virginia Tech and Coach (Scott) Loeffler’s history that helped me make a decision,” Ford told 247Sports.com. “To get a chance to be a part of both of those is definitely an honor.”

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback visited Blacksburg several weeks ago to get a feel for the campus and the coaching staff. He received his offer just a few days ago, and he didn’t take very long to deliberate.

Ford has been invited to the Elite 11 camp in late June, a camp for 24 of the top quarterbacks in the country.

Last year, Ford had a big junior year on the football field. He threw for 2,957 yards on 225 passes with 35 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.

Of the four major scouting websites, 247Sports.com gives Ford the highest ranking as a four-star and the No. 17 quarterback in the country. In comparison, Rivals.com ranks Ford as a three-star and the No. 19 overall quarterback. ESPN.com gives Ford a three-star ranking, while Scout.com has not rated him.

Ford claimed 11 offers with Virginia and Pittsburgh as his finalists, along with Virginia Tech. He now becomes the 10th 2914 commitment for the Hokies.

Check out his junior season highlights below.