Ward Considers ECU Offer

Class of 2016 recruit Charvarius Ward talks about his recruiting process and his ECU offer with IES.

Class of 2016 recruit Charvarius Ward, has one season left to go at Hinds Community College (MS) before he will transfer to a division one football program.

Ward is originally out of McComb, Mississippi but elected to spend his first two years out of high school at the Junior College level. In the process of developing his game further at the JUCO level, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback is happy with how his abilities on the field have strengthened.

“It’s helping me, I’m tuning my skills my up,” said Ward. “I got smarter, knowing different formations, and I know what the offense is going to try and run. It’s also playing with bigger guys and everyone is good. I’m definitely more prepared coming out of the JUCO.”

With his transfer season just one year away, Ward’s recruiting process is heating up. So far East Carolina and Louisiana at Monroe are the only two schools to officially offer.

While those two schools being the first too officially offer, Ward believes that there are others that could offer in the near future. The cornerback lists of schools that are on his radar also includes Memphis, Middle Tennessee and Michigan State. The lengthy corner hopes to visit all five schools before he makes his final decision.

The rising JUCO sophomore has had plenty of time to think about the different factors that will go into the decision of where he will take his talents.

“My mom and grandma first, I’ll talk with them and get their advice because they’re the two main people for me,” Ward said. “I want to be on the field as soon as I can. And then the people at the school, I have to like them and feel comfortable there.”

Another factor that Ward mentioned was his goal to play in the NFL. Ward has taken notice of ECU’s ability to place players into the NFL and believes that he could follow in their footsteps in the coming years.

“They’re a big time school, I’ve seen guys like Chris Johnson who went to their school and he was a star in the NFL. So I hope I can follow in his path and star in the NFL one day,” Ward said.

With those factors, without having an official visit to ECU, Ward considers ECU a big time school and said his interest is really high in playing at ECU.

In the next season at the JUCO level, the self-described ball hog hopes to take his game to the next level and be as prepared as possible once he arrives at a new university next fall. “I hope to get bigger and stronger. Also want be more explosive and for my technique to be perfect when I leave Hinds. I want everything I do to be perfect.”

Ward already has set goals for his the rest of college football career which include: Performing highly at the school, helping the team win, getting himself better and representing the schools once I go to the NFL.

In the coming months, after all of his visits are taken, Ward will make his final decision. Until then Ward will enjoy the recruiting process that has made him believe that he can accomplish anything he puts his mind to.


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