California TE Still Favors Dawgs

Na Derris Ward is a 4-star recruit and the #3 overall TE in the country according to The California product has now set 4 of 5 visits and cancelled one other. Where will he be headed?

"I set my official visit to Florida for when they play Florida State. I'm going to Georgia when they play Kentucky. I'll be at Arizona for the Oregon game and at Tennessee when they play South Carolina. Most likely my last trip will either be to LSU or FSU. I cancelled my Washington visit. My mom said she can just take me up there if I want to go," Na Derris Ward said.

Georgia has been the leader for Ward's signature now for quite some time. Are things still the same with his recruitment or have other teams climbed above the Dawgs?

"It's still the same. Georgia is still at the top. They've just out-recruited everyone else and the tight end is definitely the key to their offense. I also like Florida, Florida State and some other schools."

What stands out about the two Sunshine State rivals?

Florida: "They definitely have a passing offense. People always say Coach Meyer's offense is a spread attack, but it seems like they try to throw their tight end a few balls but he likes to block more. If you put a pass catching tight end in their offense, I think they would throw him the ball more."

Florida State: "I've talked to them on numerous occasions and they have really come on hard lately. I also know a few of the players like Kenny O'Neal."

Ward has received phone calls from each of those programs since the start of September.

"Coach Addazio from Florida and Coach Lilly from FSU have called me. When Georgia calls, they just put everybody on the phone really. I couldn't even count how many other schools have called."

How has his final year of high school ball gone so far?

"Our season is going real well. I'm kind of down right now with a bruised shoulder and our competition these next couple of weeks is kind of bad so I'll probably sit out."

Will Georgia hang on to their lead for the West Coast star, or will another school change his mind on an official visit? Stay tuned to to find out…

Dawg Post Top Stories