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Ford de-commits

Four-star running back Johnathan Ford, who committed to Vanderbilt last April, has backed away from that pledge.

"I just de-committed from Vandy," the New Hope (Ala.) standout texted 247Sports on Monday night.

The news came only a day after he wrapped up an official visit to Auburn. Also on Sunday, Ford announced that both Florida State and Georgia had offered. Tennessee offered back in December.

In recent weeks Ford has taken official visits to Auburn, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.

"I am very blessed to have these opportunities," Ford told 247Sports on Sunday night.

Ford is ranked as the No. 301 prospect in the 247Composite.

He rushed for 1,790 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2012.

The FSU offer came from a coach Ford knows well.

“I heard from Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt,” Ford said. “He was recruiting me when he was at Alabama. He was just telling me that I am a great athlete. He just said that he would love to have me."

After talking to Georgia on Sunday evening, Ford said, "They really want me. They like the way I run the ball and all of that."

That all came after Ford had what he described as an excellent weekend visit to Auburn.

“They talked about how they see me in the offense,” Ford said. “They just laid everything out there for me. It was a great experience.”

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