ESPN 300 defensive tackle Poona Ford (Hilton Head Island, S.C./Hilton Head) was a fan of Charlie Strong and his staff at Louisville -- so much so that he decided to follow them to the Big 12.
Ford signed with Texas and gave the Longhorns their eighth ESPN 300 player in the 2014 class. The 6-foot, 285-pound defensive tackle chose Texas over Missouri and Purdue.
Ranked No. 266, Ford visited Texas the weekend of Jan. 17. The Longhorns will get the No. 22 defensive tackle in the country and a player who can see valuable playing time early.