Friday May 22nd, 2015

Former Oklahoma running back Keith Ford will transfer to Texas A&M, reports GigEm247.

According to GigEm247, Ford took an unofficial visit to the school on Thursday before making his decision.

Ford announced he would transfer from Oklahoma on May 13. The Sooners suspended the running back indefinitely in March for academic and teams rules violations.

"I'm going to Aggieland," Ford told 247Sports. "It feels great. When I went up there today you could really tell how much time they put into their player’s futures. They care about you getting your degree as much as your success on the field. What really helped me come to my decision was when I sat down with coach [Kevin] Sumlin. It didn’t sound like it was rehearsed or anything. He was just talking to me man-to-man and laid out his expectations for me. He also wanted me to believe in him. After I heard all of that I was like, 'Yea, I’m coming here.' I can't wait to get up there."

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Ford broke his fibula last September and missed nearly two months of his sophomore season. He ran for five touchdowns in the three games before the injury but did not score again in the five games after he returned. 

He has two years of eligibility remaining, but will be required to sit out the 2015 season due to transfer rules. 

- Molly Geary

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