Prince Ford, a native of Concord, North Carolina (Cox Hill) who most recently played at Golden West College in the JUCO ranks, has committed to play in the B1G.

Ford, a two-time all-conference selection, has committed to play at Illinois.

Ford as a sophomore made 23 tackles and one interception in 10 games, and as a freshman, Ford totaled 19 tackles and 2 interceptions in 11 games at Golden West. Ford chose the Illini over several lower-level offers.

Ford joins a re-tooled secondary as he’s the 5th defensive back to join the Illini this offseason. Previously, Illinois added Southern Illinois safety Clayton Bush, Florida International safety Demetrius Hill, Louisville safety Nicario Harper and JUCO cornerback Kaleb Patterson. The Illini went to work for replacements after they lost 4 starting defensive backs to the NFL, led by Devon Witherspoon at No. 5 overall.

Here are his highlights from Hudl: