The Rockets landed another in-state commit on Monday night. Cleveland Heights' Zach Ford announced his commitment to Toledo on Monday night on his Twitter page. The 6-foot-3 180 pound defensive back chose Toledo's offer over reported offers from Miami (OH) and Bowling Green, and was also reportedly in talks with Western Michigan.
Ford was kind enough to talk with Hustle Belt about his recent commitment. "The coaching staff stood out," he told Hustle Belt. "My mother liked the head coach, which made it an easier choice."
"I want to be the best cornerback I can be and (I want) my team to win the MAC championship every year I'm attending," Ford told Hustle Belt. The Rockets last won the MAC in 2004, but are adding key prospects to make a run again in the near future.
Ford is a defensive coordinators' dream. Standing at 6-foot-3, Ford will be a good match-up against receivers across the MAC. The lanky defensive back joins Jatairus Grant, Alonzo Mccoy, and Tyrece Speaight to make up Toledo's 2016 secondary commits. The Rockets are addressing their major problem. Toledo allowed a MAC-worst 291.7 passing yards per game from their opponents. This new wave of recruits should deflate that number drastically.
Look at Zach Ford's lock-down coverage in the video below, compliments of Hudl: