We are now 75% of the way through the countdown. If we were Benjamin Button, we’d be in our prime right about meow. Let’s brush up on our knowledge of #25 Raymond Ford!
#25, Raymond Ford, RS Senior, CB
Weight: 191 lbs.
High School: Riverside C.C., Los Angeles, CA
How’d he get to The Blue™?
Damien had a nice write up on Ray last year, but I’ll spare you the repeat regarding us losing a commit.
Ray was highly recruited out of HS, originally committing to UCLA, but flipped to Cal. Unfortunately as is sometimes the case, Ray ran into some academic issues and failed to qualify. So, instead, he went the CC route. While at Riverside, he amassed 93 tackles, 10 INTs and 13 PBUs.
2 interceptions with limited playing time is legit. I expect that number to go up this season.
We already discussed his stats from Riverside CC. As a Bronco, he played as a backup and finished with respectable numbers: 15 tackles, 12 solo, with 2 INTs for 39 yards, 2 passes defended and 1 tackle for loss.
Ray is in prime position to start this year after losing Deayon and a bit of depth. He’s currently listed as an “OR” with sophomore Tyler Horton.
Pre-fall camp depth chart: defense. pic.twitter.com/MmF6dloXq8— Dave Southorn (@IDS_Southorn) July 26, 2016
Moxey looks to be in position to start on the opposite side sans “or”, so both Ray and Tyler have their work cut out for them in fall camp. Regardless of the outcome, I expect both Ford and Horton and see plenty of field.
Coach Ambrose said they could play up to two freshman this year as well. That opens the door for RHD, Pierce, Lewis and Walker. That’s a lot of much needed competition, especially since Moxey and Ford will both be graduating after this season.
Is he on Twitter?
He is. Two things: He’s a 49ers fan and he doesn’t post too often.
Let's go 9ers— I'm the Future #25 (@Raythafuture24) September 15, 2015
Completely made up fact
During practice, Ray wears a blindfold to heighten his sense of touch, hearing, and most importantly, smell. He has found he enjoys the smell of fear.