On his way to watch Brian Ford play in his final high school baseball game last month, Corona del Mar Coach John Emme talked about Ford's future.
Emme knows Ford has a bright one at UC Davis, where he plans to play for the men's soccer program. But Emme believes baseball can lead Ford to a brighter one.
To Emme, Ford can easily play baseball on the next level, not just in college. He thinks Ford has the potential to make a living playing baseball.
Emme said he talked to Ford about baseball before he played in last month's Orange County All-Star baseball game for seniors in Anaheim. He told Ford to consider the sport at UC Davis because he has the tools, the speed and arm in the outfield, a sweet and short swing at the plate, to play baseball at a high level.
Ford can be a two-sport star in college. He showed it as a senior at CdM.