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2016 Hawaii Football Recruiting: Hawaii signs versatile athlete in Eugene Ford

While primarily expected to play defense, Ford adds talent to both sides of the both for the 'Bows.

University of Hawaii Football

With Eugene Ford, the Rainbow Warriors nab an athlete that can play on both sides of the ball. The University High School product earned three varsity letters in football.

As a junior, he earned first-team all-City honors as a receiver. He followed that up with first-team CIF Division II all-City honors as a defensive back his senior year.

While showing clear talent on both sides of the ball, Hawaii wants him to play primarily on defense.

As a recruit, he gained ratings as high as two-stars from 247Sports, Scout and Rivals. Ford also got offers from San Jose State.

His position: DB/WR

His measurables: All his measurements are from his Nike SPARQ combine results.

Height 6 feet 1 inches
Weight 175 pounds
40-yard Dash 5.19 seconds
20-yard Shuttle 4.81 seconds
Vertical 29.3 inches
Power Throw 30 feet
SPARQ 45.21

In his years prior to UH: In his first varsity season, as a sophomore, he totaled 58 tackles, defended 5 passes and got 4 interceptions. He built on an already outstanding start to his varsity career with 64 tackles and 2 INTs his following season.

In his all-city season, as a senior, he compiled 87 tackles (56 of them were solo), defended 4 passes and got 2 interceptions.  He even returned one for a touchdown.

He also posted a career total of 2,268 yards on 135 receptions with 21 total touchdowns, as a receiver. In addition to his offensive and defensive contributions, he returned punts and ended with an average of 13 yards per return.

Ford competed in basketball as well as track and field during his high school athletics career.

His tape: You can see his highlight package from his Hudl profile.

Stay tuned for more recruiting news and analysis for Hawaii Football's 2016 recruiting class.