Friday, July 10, 2009
Ward still has Cal and UCLA at the top
Not much has changed for offensive lineman Chris Ward (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei). The talented lineman still has two schools at the top of his list and is still hoping to commit by the end of the summer.
Ward is one of the most versatile lineman in the West and has the ability to play anywhere on the line in college. He has played predominately tackle, but has the frame to play guard and is smart enough and moves well enough to play center.
Colorado and San Diego State are the most recent schools to offer joining earlier offers from UCLA, Cal, Washington, Stanford, Arizona and Washington State.
"Cal and UCLA are still on top and right now, the two are dead even," Ward said. "I'm going to visit both schools again this summer and my goal is to still make my decision before school starts in the fall.
"I'm not going to rush my decision if I don't know 100 percent where I should go, but hopefully I'll know after I take a few more visits. Right now I like both a lot so it's going to be tough for sure."
Cal has super recruiter Tosh Lupoi recruiting Ward, while the Bruins have multiple coaches on the job.
"I think I've talked to all the coaches at UCLA," Ward said. "With Cal, I've talked some with the OL coach but it has mostly been Tosh. The main thing I'm looking for is a place where I'll fit in and feel comfortable along with my relationship with the coaching staff.
"Geography won't play much a role at all, but the campus and city itself will have a role. I want to be comfortable and I think my visits will help me out with that."