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Nebraska Recruiting: Travion Ford Shown a Lot of Love During Visit

June 11, 2019
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Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.


Last November, Nebraska made an offer to a Missouri defensive end/outside linebacker named Travion Ford‍. He visited Lincoln for the Michigan State game and was thrilled to pick up the offer. After that, Ford came back to Lincoln for Junior Day to get another look at the Nebraska program. During that time, he became one of the most sought-after prospects in the 2021 class, picking up offers from all over the country (including Alabama and LSU). 

Last weekend, Ford and his family made another trip to Lincoln and the St. Louis native had another impactful trip.

“The visit was awesome,” Ford said. “I wanted to visit because I wanted to come spend some one on one time with Coach [Scott] Frost and Coach [Erik] Chinander. They always show me a lot of love when I visit. We talked about the football program and their high interest in me. I was given a personal tour of the campus by Coach Chinander and [Director of High School Relations] Kenny Wilhite. The dorms and facilities are very nice.”

When asked how he’d describe his relationship with Frost and Chinander, he described it as “excellent.” Both his mother and father came on the trip and Ford commented that they love Nebraska. As for his fit within the defense, the defender sees a match there. 

“I believe I would be the perfect fit because they would be converting me over to the edge rush and will need someone to interrupt the quarterback and make plays on defense,” he said.

Despite making numerous trips to different schools already (with more to come), Ford didn’t name any earlier favorites. He does know what he is looking for in a school though.

“I'm looking for the football program that will make me better but number one, if they can help me be successful in obtaining a degree,” he said.

Ford has been through the full tour of the academic support Nebraska has to offer. Look for him to be back at a game this fall since he told me that he “absolutely can’t wait” to get back for a game day. 

Recruit Watch

>> Avante Dickerson, the 2021 cornerback prospect from Omaha Westside, picked up an offer from Ohio State on Tuesday. 

>> Nick Herbig, a linebacker from Hawaii and Husker target, committed to Wisconsin on Monday night.

>> Malik Reed, a linebacker from Arizona who visited for the spring game, took an official visit to Wisconsin over the weekend. He will take his official to Nebraska this month.

>> Omaha Burke running back Jaylon Roussell will be camping at Nebraska on Friday. 

>> Choe Bryant-Strother, a 2020 linebacker from Georgia, has locked in his official visit to Nebraska. 

ICYMI

>> The Huskers added transfer tight end Travis Vokolek from Rutgers on Tuesday.

>> We have confirmed more names that will be visiting over the next couple of weeks for Nebraska’s camp series. (Premium)

>> It’s time to get to work for Hoiberg and Nebraska basketball, writes Jacob Padilla.

>> Derek Peterson took the task of ranking the biggest Big Ten games on the 2019 calendar. 

 
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