NORMAN, Okla. -- Not all the backs have panned out for OU running backs coach Cale Gundy, but when he knows who he wants, he goes after them hard.
Running back Alex Ross (Jenks, Okla./Jenks) was the second commit of the 2012 class. And now OU has started early again at the position. Junior Keith Ford (Cypress, Texas/Ranch), an ESPNU Watch List tailback, has verbally committed to the Sooners during junior day, according to Rivals.com.
Ford, 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, is regarded as one of the best running backs in Texas. Unlike a lot of Texas high school products, however, Ford doesn't have that natural desire to play for the Longhorns.