USC Wide Receiver Kyle Ford Transfers

USC wide receiver Kyle Ford announced today he is entering the transfer portal.

Who can blame him?

The Trojans added Dorian Singer from Arizona and have three recruits coming in: Zacariah Branch, Makai Lemon and Ja’Kobi Lane.

Ford joins CJ Williams and Gary Bryant, as receivers who departed the program.

Ford was slowed by his injuries much of his career but flashed at times the past 2 seasons when his health improved.

Some of the fanboy media have been hyping Ford for several years. Now that he is leaving, they won’t have much to say, of course.

105 thoughts on “USC Wide Receiver Kyle Ford Transfers

    1. Fan boys! Always offering their opinions on things they don’t know about! Criticizing the players for not being perfect! I can’t stand them!
      #D’oh!
      #[YouTrickedMe]….

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      1. Kyle Ford will play on Sundays unlike most of the recievers that played most of the snaps this year. He should have been targeted much more. If it were another position I would say huge loss, but we are loaded at WR. Also seemed like an outstanding person when I talked to him a Salute to Troy.

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  1. I’m not convinced Ja’Kobi Lane is going to sign with us but I’m hearing that they are going after Michael Sturivant from Cal. I hate losing Kyle Ford because he’s a really good receiver. But they have a whole slew of receivers right now and there may be still more coming.

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    1. Zachariah Branch was really the 2nd leading receiver at Bishop Gorman. Branch caught 45 passes for 753 yards and a 16.7 average and 11 TD’s. The leading receiver for Gorman was Trech Kekahuna who caught 61 passes for 1330 yards and a 21.8 average and 22 TD’s. I wonder why SC didn’t go after him also. A lot of good schools went after him. He signed with Wisconsin.

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      1. Branch was nicked up a few times and missed some playing time. He was often doubled team which gave Trech single coverage. Trech has excellent route running skills and a D1-level swivel in his hips often beating his man like a drum. The kid (Micah Alejado)throwing him the ball just happened to be named the Max-Prep Junior year of the year.

        I went to two of Bishop Gorman’s games this year. When Branch had the ball in space others around him look like they are moving in slow motion……

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      2. Another smallish fast receiver. That’s ok, but you need to compliment him with a physical receiver as well. Lock down corners will punish those smaller guys- hence why Mario Williams and Addison were both on the IR last year.

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    1. Gabby
      Gorman was good this year. I thought that they should have beaten Mater Dei when they played them. They were ahead 21-7. Mater Dei came back and won.

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      1. The score to start the 4th quarter was 21-7. Gorman had a turnover deep in their side of the field which led to a quick score by Mater Dei, early in the 4th. You could see a momentum change in the game at that point. The game came down to Gorman missing a FG and Mater Dei hitting a game-winning FG.

        Branch was hurt(ankle) the previous game and had limited snaps. With the injury, he wasn’t able to have the impact he was capable of.

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  2. Ford and Bryant were solid players. Wish them well. But the transfer players are better – Jordan Addison, Mario Williams, Tahj Washington, and Dorian Singer. A question arises. Why recruit 18 to 23 high school players. You are better off recruiting only high 4 star and 5 star athletes and then recruiting hard in the transfer portal. The transfer players are a known commodity who have played against real competition. High school recruits are much more risky. My prediction is that going forward the average class size for high school recruits will be 12 to 15 and the remaining players will be transfers. Of course, that assumes no rule changes.

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    1. When the average signing class is 25 and drops to 12 or so, you’re going to find more walk-ons trying to secure a spot/scholarship on a given team, or they sign with an FCS/ D2 school and prove their worth on the field and eventually transfer up to a better school.

      The next few years are going to be interesting regarding the transfer portal, which is basically no different than “free agency” in professional sports, especially when you throw in the element of NIL.

      With respect to rule changes, I am hoping the NCAA steps forward and take a stance by introducing rules and regulations to bring back some parity in recruiting. Not all schools can afford to offer bags full of money to entice players to their school

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  3. Rats. Big, physical receiver who finally stayed healthy and played like a beast. Can’t blame him if he heads to Westwood or Washington then to the NFL. Makes sense to go now when you can get starting time immediately. I’d rather have him than Sturvidant but not the nightmare scenario.

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      1. Generally it’s the person who intends to go on vacation who realizes he can’t afford it —here WE have to tell the person that WE can’t afford to see them go…

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      2. Yes, ’67, that would put quite a damper on an otherwise idyllic situation. (Inlaws who are in denial about much better things could have been.)

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      3. Michael, you led a very righteous life, righteous enough to wind up in Hawaii.
        #NotQuiteRighteousEnoughToDuckTheIn-Laws,However

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  4. Those dang fan boys at it again? When will they ever learn that the Wolf looks down on them. Ford to me is a big loss, I always wanted to see him line up at TE and go deep.

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  5. I’m new to this particular blog, used to follow the old SC blog set up by our illustrious host- chuckle chuckle. My 2 cents- I want to see more focus on defense- and a little less focus on the Wide Receiver corp year
    in and year out. That position sells itself here. That said, Ford was a physical WR- Williams and Addison couldn’t break arm tackles- and now we are letting go a guy who can go up and get contested balls etc- not sure I’m agreeing with showing him the door.

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      1. KNOCK KNOCK……FOOTBALL DUDE! Prove to yourself you have a football IQ hidden between the rocks.

        #YOU-CAN-DO-IT!

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    1. LIKED!….Williams and Addison couldn’t break arm tackles- and now we are letting go a guy who can go up and get contested balls.

      Ford was a load to bring down. I like him in the red-zone!

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  6. Posters here (including myself) are quick to criticize Biden when he puts his arse out but Old Joe deserves some credit because his administration is putting a beatdown on Putin and keeping Xie in check. He’s given the finger to both the left and the right and stayed in the middle. The result? Where’s the inflation monster? What happened to the big bad Recession that Putin was trying to create?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/the-u-s-has-thwarted-putin-s-energy-blackmail-europe-says-tanks-a-lot/ar-AA16dB5k?cvid=e305b7ed0dee4c53ba7964ddb53af635

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    1. This World —you are so astute on so many subjects —please don’t blow your credibility defending an illusion….

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    2. The US Government is defeating Putin slowly but surely without a single boot on the ground. The often-questioned road map is working, but the cost to taxpayers is spiraling. But then again, how much was wasted in Afghan under the watch of many ex-Presidents.

      China is struggling with inflation, covid, and the cost to compete against the Dollar! Wage growth is up, and more jobs than people who want to work. The Feds are trying their best to trigger a recession to tame inflation…..I am hoping for a soft landing, and spare the layoffs. Biden has been reduced to a figurehead and relies on his advisers to right the ship. A 4-year term is all we need out of him.

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    3. dont believe the headlines today that inflation is whipped. services inflation hit an all time high and that was after an adjustment in healthcare service inflation that is just an index adjustment. energy and durable goods deflation is making the headline number look better than it is. services inflation is the type that gets entrenched and must be defeated.

      the Fed will hit the markets with another half point rate increase at the next meeting.

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      1. Ya, I went to Lowes yesterday to buy some pipe and fittings. Before I got done I had to go see Larry in finance. Got out with a 5 year payment plan.

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      2. To be succinct, inflation is affecting American households with a tax bracket under $75,000 in a disproportionate level. Everyone else is living on borrowed finance or not affected at all. As long as the IRS is neutered then most folks will fudge on their taxes to get some monetary relief.

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      3. According to one dumbass on this blog, if you mention inflation you must be on a severely limited income.

        He’s clueless. Often it’s people who are the most well off, who are the tightest with their money.

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      4. slo cal: “He’s clueless. Often it’s people who are the most well off, who are the tightest with their money.”

        No…Often it’s people who are the most well-off, who try the hardest to keep their money.. you’re clueless.

        It’s obvious you have little to no discretionary income, you words prove it

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      5. outside of your stupidity, does anyone in the blog give a shit what plow horse thinks of me….if they do, provide names.

        Dude, your wit and intellect are pathetic

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  7. FULL DISCLOSURE!!!!…. I AM A FANBOY AND PROUD OF IT…….. I was present at the PAC12 Championship game dealing with the highs, lows, and ambiance of a packed house. Being in a state-of-the-art closed stadium adds to the experience that’s hard to explain and needs to be felt to fully understand

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    1. We have a strong treaty and solemn duty to defend Taiwan as 12 previous administrations have since 1955.

      I care deeply about Poland but not about the Ukraine – ‘Kievan Rus’ is where Russia began. Zelensky is a tyrant no different than Putin = note the ‘Che Guevara’ radical chic khaki he wears as he did when he addressed congress for more billions for his personal corrupt regime.

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      1. Agreed, Rusoviet. But there’s a little thing called the Budapest Memorandum. A man and a country are only as good as their word & their honor.

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      2. That was basically a Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). it’s 30 years old. only a dunce like you would mention it

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      3. The expiration date is on your forehead….look in the mirror.

        Please explain to me how a nuke agreement 30 years old is somehow related/relevant to the current situation between Ukraine and Russia.

        O’wait…..Ukraine has a secret arsenal of nukes and Zenlenskyy hasn’t been honorable by failing to disclose the secret….got it!

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      4. Dude, I take great pleasure in pissing you off……

        You made 42 posts today, and not one related to football……pure dick-ism

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      1. Amen to that- how in the F does a 6-6 200 lb weakling even make it as a LB- I mean he has range and all- but ya think there is a reason why we couldn’t stop the run- ever? Cant tell you how many tackles I saw him miss over the course of the season.

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      2. The #18 ranking is a head-scratcher. What you and I saw on the field didn’t add up to #18. His pass coverage was solid. At 200 pounds, he often struggled to get off blocks.

        Lee was so pathetic, they didn’t even bother ranking him

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    1. Cardiac arrest!….. Here in Las Vegas, two high school kids recently died on campus from cardiac arrest.

      Dude, tell the shar pei you need a defibrillator…..hate to you go over the lack of a heartbeat…..just saying!

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    2. Tell your mom to lay off the booze & drugs, if you’re going to keep sucking on her titties. It’s really messing with your head, more than usual.

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      1. Grow up, dude…..Steve thinks you’re an idiot…I concur.

        It’s beyond creepy to have a perverted fantasy of a 74-year-old woman lactating…..are you looking to taste the cream?….what can it be.

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      2. If Steve is too dumb to see you’re the one who always starts this shit, that’s his problem. Everyone else on this board knows.

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      3. Because of what you wrote yesterday. He actually took it as some sort of ringing endorsement of his posts. I knew exactly what you meant.

        You enjoy his football posts, but could do without the mud slinging from both of us. I tried to tone it down a month or two ago, if you’ll recall. But the troll always comes back asking for more.

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    3. LOL! Take you own advice, Village Idiot.

      As I’ve told you, you’ll get what you give. As othes have said, you can dish it out, but you can’t take it.

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      1. slo cal: “LOL! Take you own advice, Village Idiot.”……

        Says the senile troll who has made 33 separate posts on the blog today, with zero relies back by members, and not one related to USC football…..

        The poster child of trolling!……You truly look like an idiot…..your actions or lack of prove it

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      2. The Village Idiot still doesn’t get it. I’ll post whatever the heck I want.

        The only person’s opinion that matters is Scott’s, Dumbass. If he feels it’s warranted, he’ll censor it.

        I realize you Libtards believe in censoring anyone who doesn’t agree with you. But Scott is a true American and believes in free speech, unlike Nazi Dementia Joe who tried to force the Thought Police upon us. Thank God the GOP shot that down!

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      3. LOL! His response when he’s once again been shown to be a complete fool.

        As a handful have said, when presented with facts, his response is personal attacks/name calling. Too dumb to just quit while he’s behind.

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      4. Outside of you and ucla trolls, who are these people I attack/name calling……Give me exact details or STFU….

        You’re the one who resorts to name-calling when boxed in….numerous examples today are littered throughout your posts

        I am serious dude, you have some fucking mental issues and lack the cognitive skills to comprehend. You piss and whine about the same things you’re guilty of……go find a new blog…..you’re worthless around here….the shar pei was right about you.

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      5. TRIGGERED!…..RELAX!!!! ….your BP is spiking!…..

        ONCE AGAIN!…Outside of you and ucla trolls, who are these people I attack/name calling……Give me exact details or STFU….

        If you’re going to call me out, then, please answer my question(s). You talk shit but never present facts to support your bullshit…..DETAILS

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    1. Who are these people I name-call….if you can’t provide details then it’s just another lie of yours….you look stupid!

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    2. wait wait wait!!!!….you’re the fool who says I get what I deserve……the shar pei comment is a response in like-kind….you comprehend?

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    3. No, Dumbass, YOU are the one who always starts them. I tried to start over several weeks back, but you always start the childish shit. So, you’ll get it right back. Just yesterday morning on the “Morning Buzz” post by Scott, you started in even though NO ONE had even posted.

      A lab rat or monkey would have already learned the cause & effect that is in play, but you’re too stupid.

      Not surprised. Someone writes “Gabby’s not a “complete” idiot” and the insult flies right over your head. People, I give you the Village Idiot!! LOL

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      1. Careful!…..some of that wasn’t mud. The blog dunce uses something with a distinct aroma. He has an outhouse full of it……

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    1. 6 four star transfers make us #2. That’s great —but did you see who’s #3? Colorado!
      #ThisIsWhatHappensWhenYouGetABigNameCoach…
      #[Hopefully,HeCan’tCoach]

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    1. I rode to work. Some think a bike is dangerous, but the rider can greatly diminish the risk by not riding like a fool.

      I split lanes, but at a moderate speed and have to move out of the way for youngsters on crotch rockets all the time. Oh, to be young again and think you’re immortal!

      Have a great day, All!!

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      1. Tell me you weren’t the old man riding his Schwinn, with the banana seat, in the fast lane. The guy was getting honks and middle fingers….ouch!

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    2. Would rewatching the PAC12 Championship game qualify as “Go do something dangerous?” It’s psychological torture which could be dangerous to one’s state of mental health

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      1. I’m not a psychologist or psychiatrist but I’ve listened to 100s of them testify in my courtroom over a 28 year period and I’m confident that they’d all agree rewatching the PAC 12 title game would be a danger to your health and well being. Please refrain.

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