The Charlotte 49ers have received another big verbal commit to bolster its wide receiver corps. Cartersville (GA) T.L. Ford, originally pledged to the Kansas State Wildcats, has changed his mind and will join Brad Lambert and his staff in 2014.
Ford, a two-star wideout, had offers from App State, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Southern Miss and UCF among others; Florida, Georgia and and North Carolina were among schools showing interest. He hauled in 30 catches for 589 yards and eight touchdowns in his senior season. His decision to flip to Charlotte reunites him with his high quarterback, recent enrollee Brooks Barden, and fellow WR Mark Quattlebaum, who verballed shortly after he was offered back in August.
Charlotte is setting up quite the group at receiver over the next few seasons. Along with Ford and Quattlebaum, two-star Juwan Foggie (High Point, NC) has committed, along with local product Workpeh Kofa (Independence HS), a three-star that was offered by Louisville. They have also targeted Hillgrove (GA)’s Omar Black and three-star Shaedon Meadors from Byrnes (SC).
Also, today, the school officially announced the signing of five players (including Barden, Syracuse transfer Josh Manley, and three JUCO players). Manley will not be eligible to play in the fall since he has transferred from an FBS to an FBS transitional team, but will be ready to go in 2015.