"I liked it and really enjoyed the environment," 5-foot-11 and 175 pound four-star safety Clarence Ward said. "The fan support and surrounding area was real nice. I would rate my experience as an eight or nine."
Ward, who transferred in the middle of the season from Texas, will take an official visit to several schools, including the Noles.
What is he looking in a school?
"The big three things will be the depth chart, coaching and the players on the team," he said. "Surroundings are important as well. Right now I'm open to all schools."
In five games played at Pensacola, Ward recorded 53 tackles, one interception and eight pass breakups. Last week, he helped lead his team to a victory over Tallahassee Lincoln in the second round of the play-offs.
"We doubled teamed Fred Rouse all night and took him out of the game," he said. "However, he still looks like the real deal to me."
Ward told Scout.com that there's a difference in style between high school football in Texas and Florida.
"In Texas it's more finesse and in Florida it's more smash-mouth," he said.
Currently, Ward has a 3.2 core grade point average and a test score of 840 on the SAT. He would like to major in Criminology.