Utah football announced the signing of San Pedro (Calif.) San Pedro Senior three-star defensive tackle Nick Ford. Ford could play on either side of the ball, but it sounds like defensive tackle will be his home at Utah. He had a final top four of Cal, Colorado, Utah, and Washington. Ford is a legitimate Pac-12 quality player and a great pickup for Utah on National Signing Day.
Ford is a mammoth at 6’ 6”, 275 pounds. He has the size to play offensive or defensive tackle in the Pac-12. Ford, who was the CIF-LA OL of Year, recorded 25 pancake blocks at offensive tackle as a senior. What Utah could do with Ford’s length at defensive tackle is exciting. I also like that he has experience on both sides of the ball. Ford definitely stands out as the best player on the field in his highlights. He absolutely dominated the high school competition he faced.