Poona Ford, Hilton Head Island High School

At 6-1 and 290 pounds, Poona Ford is hard to miss in the hallways at Hilton Head Island High.  The defensive tackle is also hard to miss on college football recruiting websites because he’s quickly becoming one of the nation’s most sought-after recruits for the Class of 2014.  To date, Poona’s growing list of suitors includes the likes of South Carolina, North Carolina, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Ole Miss, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Tennessee.   "The kid's character and work ethic are through the roof," says Hilton Head Football Coach B.J. Payne.  “If you can show me a more explosive, more athletic defensive lineman, not just in the Carolinas but in the country, I'd like to see him."  Poona’s classroom work is noteworthy, too, resulting in a 3.4 GPA last semester.

 

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