Cy Ranch High School's Keith Ford is part of an exclusive club. The Class of 2013 is the year of the running back in the city of Houston. Ford, Pearland Dawson's James White, Cinco Ranch's Jamel James and Katy's Adam Taylor are the Fab Four of backs who will be coveted by colleges across the country.
While they are all collecting early college verbal offers, it was James who has verbally committed first - to the University of Arkansas.
Ford has picked up offers from the likes of Utah, Texas A&M and most recently Notre Dame.
"Keith is a great back who is very physical with great quickness," coach Gene Johnson said. "That's what makes him so special. He has soft hands catching the ball and does a good job in protecting the passer. He's the total package."
Ford went for over 100 yards in his first game and will carry the load in the competitive District 17-5A. He also stars on the basketball team.