Justin Ford, considered one of the top junior-college prospects in the nation, has signed a financial agreement to continue his career at the University of Louisville, head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Monday.
Ford played two seasons at Golden West Community College, collecting 41 tackles and three interceptions over that span. The 2018 campaign saw the 6-foot-2, 185-pound defensive back collect 31 stops and a team-high three interceptions in guiding the Rustlers to a 6-5 record.
“Justin is a great addition to our class and will add depth to our secondary,” Satterfield said. “He has the size we look for at that position and he displayed an ability to find the ball in the air. I’m excited for him to join our program this year.”
Ford totaled a season high five stops and an interception in a 17-14 win at Grossmont and equaled his season high with five tackles in a season-ending loss to Cerritos.
A native of Concord, N.C., Ford was considered a top-100 junior college prospect by both Rivals and 247Sports. Ford was ranked by Rivals as the No. 88 recruit and the No. 12 cornerback, while 247sports ranked Ford as the No. 99 recruit and the No. 11 junior-college cornerback.
A graduate of Cox Mill High, Ford will be eligible to compete this fall for the Cardinals. He chose Louisville over Auburn, Kentucky, Utah, Iowa State and Colorado.