Ward arrived early and had a chance to talk to Coach (Paul) Johnson, meet all the coaches, and watch the scrimmage. "It was a very productive day at Georgia Tech."
Ward and Johnson talked about the value of a Georgia Tech education and they talked about football and what he was looking for in an offensive lineman. "It was a good talk and gave me a lot of information about Georgia Tech." Ward is being recruited by Coach (Todd) Spencer.
Georgia Tech made an impression on Ward. "I think it is a great school," said Ward. "They are one of the best academic schools in the nation and the football team is the reigning ACC champion." In Ward's book, that is a great combination. "I could see myself playing on the offensive line and I know they have some different techniques they want their offensive linemen to work on."
The thing Ward liked best about the trip to Atlanta was watching the scrimmage. "They really got after it in the scrimmage and played hard," said Ward. "I liked what I saw there." Following his trip to Tech, Ward will be heading to Clemson this coming Friday. That will be his final visit until the summer. "I am waiting until it gets closer to summer to plan trips."
The 6' 7"-270 is receiving interest from many schools across the nation. Xzavier currently has eight offers. "Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina State, Purdue, and South Carolina have offered me so far." Ward is wide open with all the schools that are recruiting him.
One of the things that Ward is looking at in selecting a school is playing time. "I'd like to be on the field as soon as possible to help my team win." Ward gets along well with all the coaches that are recruiting him so that aspect is not a big factor right now. Location will also not be a big factor. "I can pretty much handle a school if it is in a big city or a small town." Xzavier will probably make his decision after his senior season. "I don't see myself making an early decision and I don't want to drag it out all the way to signing day either."