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It looks like three-star defensive end Marques Ford (6-foot-4, 235 pounds, Gibsonston, FL) has made a decision, and it doesn’t involved the multiple SEC offers he has.

The JUCO recruit had offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Texas A&M, but on Tuesday, Ford announced his commitment to AAC school East Carolina.

247Sports did have Ole Miss as the favorite, but now Ford is East Carolina’s highest rated recruit of the 2017 class. The Pirates aren’t high on recruiting boards, but the addition puts them as the fifth ranked team in the AAC.

Elite JUCO recruit spurns multiple SEC offers for non-Power 5 destination 247Sports
Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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