The sixth edition in our third annual ‘SoFloBulls.com USF Football Highlights Series‘ brings you a Miami-Dade made Bull that burst on the scene in 2018 as a true freshman. This 305 native will be utilized in multiple capacities in 2019 to fully bring to bear his versatility in the newly minted #PlayFastScoreFaster offense under first year offensive coordinator Kerwin Bell. We are fired up to drop our exclusive South Florida running back #F5Johnno Johnny Ford 2018 Highlights. (Twitter: @F5Johnno3 // IG: @_jdf20)
Ford capitalized on all touches, not only taking 115 carries for 787 yards (6.84 yds/car) but also scoring eight touchdowns in his true freshman campaign. Ford had a monster performance against UConn, exploding for 164 yards and three touchdowns. It was only right Ford was rocking the fire new So Flo Adidas uniforms during his USF single game yards per carry record performance (23.7). Ford also broke off a 78 yard jaunt which was the longest non-scoring run in USF history.
#F5Johnno posted three 100-yard rushing games in 2018, and now under new offensive coordinator Kerwin Bell he will be utilized in multiple facets to take advantage of his versatility. The folks here at SoFloBulls.com are pumped to see what Ford can do in 2019.
Ford joined the Bulls as a part of the USF recruiting class of 2018. Wilcox was rated an 82.65 three-star by 247 Sports, not ranked by ESPN, and 5.50 three star by Rivals. Ford held offers from East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Akron, Central Michigan, Florida International, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, New Mexico and Utah State. Ford was named to FloridaHSFootball.com’s 2017 Class 8A All-State first-team and to the Miami Herald’s All Miami-Dade third team as both a junior and senior.
I reached out to the 305 speedster for the quick Q&A below to wet your palates before the USF Spring game this Saturday!
1. Who recruited you to come to USF?
JF: “Coach Damon Cogdell.”
2. Favorite play since becoming a Bull?
JF: “The infamous spin on my touchdown run vs. UConn.”
3. Thoughts on #PlayFastScoreFaster so far?
JF: “Great! Everything’s coming together slowly with Coach [Kerwin] Bell.”
4. Thing you are most excited about for 2019?
JF: “I’m excited about the off season so we can [USF] grind hard and prove we are who we say we are in the fall.”