Four-star DE Marques Ford of East Bay (Tampa, Fla.) upset after Tennessee pulls scholarship offer

Four-star DE Marques Ford of East Bay (Tampa, Fla.) upset after Tennessee pulls scholarship offer

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Four-star DE Marques Ford of East Bay (Tampa, Fla.) upset after Tennessee pulls scholarship offer

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Former Tennessee commitment Marques Ford is “definitely a little bit angry,” according to his high school coach, after being told Wednesday there was no longer room for him in the Vols recruiting class.

Frank LaRosa, who coached the defensive end at East Bay High School near Tampa, Fla., said Ford received a call from Tennessee defensive line coach Steve Stripling on Wednesday — exactly two weeks before national signing day.

“It’s an ugly business,” LaRosa said. ” … In the nasty business, they kept it sort of honest by at least saying that they had other commits and they were pulling his commitment.”

Stripling passed along word that because of a crowded class, Ford, who has a four-star rating from recruiting services, would not be able to play for the Vols this fall.

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