"Georgia sent the letter to me in October, and Martin and I talked and he accepted at the end of October," Mt. Zion Head Coach Bob Ryan said.
Ryan and Ward visited Athens for Georgia's huge recruiting weekend in October, and both came back impressed.
"We went over there for the Tennessee game and when the education people spoke with us we were really impressed. We wanted to know the chance of success of Martin at Georgia athletically and academically. They were very detailed about academics," Ryan said. "Education is a priority for Martin."
Ryan added that Ward's eagerness to commit to the Bulldogs was at least in part to Georgia's head coach.
"Coach Richt is a tremendous man," Ryan said.
"I am excited to tell Coach Richt, Coach Garner and Coach Ball this weekend when I visit," Ward said of his eagery-anticipated trip to watch the Bulldogs play Georgia Tech this weekend.
Ward is 6-0, 185 and he's not been in the weight room very much, according to his coach due to his obligations to basketball. However, the youngster still has time to develop.
"He's pretty damn good – bottom line," Ryan said. "He has tremendous upside. He has a phenomenal attitude. You rarely see the type of vision he has."
Mt. Zion's season ended with a loss to Northside-Warner Robins in a play-in game earlier this month.