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Dontez Ford turns his life around

Ford has gone from unmotivated, troubled teenager to Syracuse commit

Originally Published: October 17, 2011
By Jared Shanker | Recruiting Nation

McKEES ROCKS, Pa. -- It was late in the evening, and Dontez Ford was walking up to his home when he saw police in his front yard. A few years ago, it might not have been a surprise to see officers at his house but Ford has since turned his life around.

Confused, Ford approached the officers to see what was going on. He was shocked at what he heard.

"There was a fight in my front yard right outside my house," Ford said. "The police were at my house looking for a knife on the ground."

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