Instant Impact: Denzel Ward

Another member of the Ohio State 2015 recruiting class has faxed his letter of intent to the Buckeye coaching staff. Denzel Ward is officially a Buckeye.

Denzel Ward

SCHOOL: Macedonia Nordonia.

SIZE: 5-foot-10, 170-pounds.

POSITION: Cornerback.


POSITION RANKING: Number-21 cornerback.


SCOUTING REPORT: Technically sound corner who, despite being on the thinner side right now, is willing to come up and hit from the corner spot. Has good makeup speed as well as the fluidity and change of direction coaches want in a cornerback. Solid length and ability to challenge bigger receivers. Ball skills are good. Must get in the weight room and get stronger, but has a good skill set. - Allen Trieu.

ABOUT HIS EARLY COMMITMENT: After impressing the Ohio State staff at a summer camp, Ward was offered a scholarship by the Buckeyes. He wasted no time accepting the offer, which he took on the spot.

"I'm definitely going to get down to Ohio State whenever I can, and I'm excited to see them this season," he continued. "I haven't set up my official visit yet, and I think it will be after my season is over."

"I'm not sure if I'm going to be there next Saturday, and I know a lot of the guys are planning to be there," Ward explained. "I know Ohio State wants me as a cornerback, but I think I could play offense for them. It's all up to the coaches, and I will do whatever they want from me. I do like the ball in my hands."

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