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USC Football Recruiting: Five-star wide receiver Kyle Ford commits to USC

The five-star wide receiver out of Orange Lutheran commits to USC at the All-American Bowl.

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One of the top wide receiver in the nation has made his decision. Kyle Ford has committed to the USC Trojans during the All-American game in San Antonio, Texas. Ford was also being heavily recruited by Oregon and Washington, though USC was always the favorite.

Ford is rated as a five star recruit and is rated as the No. 5 wide receiver in the nation, No. 3 overall in the state of California, and No. 29 overall prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite. The 6-2, 212 pound wide receiver out of Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California has been projected to commit to USC for a few months.

Currently Ford has drawn a lot of comparisons to former USC and current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster with his size and playing ability. The five-star wide receiver only played in five games during his senior season at Orange Lutheran before suffering a season ending knee injury. In those five games, Ford had 29 receptions for 456 yards and seven touchdowns. USC is already loaded at the wide receiver position, but with Tyler Vaughns and Michael Pittman Jr. eligible to enter the NFL draft after next season Ford can help fill a void and give the Trojans another big bodied receiver on the outside. With the knee injury and the surgery that it required, don’t be surprised if Ford draws a redshirt his first year to continue rehabbing and to fully get up to speed.