CLARENCE WARD, DB, 6'1, 190, 4.4, LaMARQUE, TEXAS:
Clarence Ward likes to think of himself as a cornerback or a do-it-all type of defensive back, but most college recruiters like him as a free safety or strong safety.
Ward goes into his senior season as a three-year starter playing strong safety last year and free safety this season, but says he covers man-to-man a bunch in the secondary. Ward finished last year with 108 tackles, six interceptions and three forced fumbles.
"I am still learning the game in my opinion," said Ward. "I think I am going to be better the more that I study the game."
Ward can bench 250 pounds, squats 500 and he has posted a 35-inch vertical jump. Ward runs track (4X200, 4X400 and 400M/49.0) and he attended the LSU camp in early June. Ward has been offered by Florida, Texas A&M, LSU, Missouri, Arizona and Oklahoma.
"I am committed to LSU right now," said Ward. "But I am still looking at LSU, UCLA and Oklahoma. There is still a chance that I am going to visit Oklahoma. Oklahoma has a good tradition just like LSU, so I feel I should check them out.
"I want to go to a school where I can get a good education and I can do that at both. I want to go to a school where I can play early as a freshman and that is important to me. I still want to look into some schools and Oklahoma is one of them."
Ward is qualified.
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