East Bay defenisve lineman Marques Ford committed to Tennessee on Saturday, coach Frank LaRosa confirmed.
Ford, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound rising senior, made his choice during a visit to the school on its "Orange Carpet Day," choosing the Volunteers over handfuls of offers including USF, UCF and Clemson.
Ford had 10 sacks and 67 tackles last season for the Indians, 17.5 for loss. He was No. 16 on the Times' HomeTeam 100, the second-highest defensive lineman.