Ward Hearing From Pac-10

Mater Dei offensive lineman, Chris Ward, comes from a storied high school program that has bred tremendous success over the years. In fact, tradition and excellence are two things Ward is looking for when considering which school to attend come February of 2010.

Do you currently hold an offer from Oregon?

"No."

Have you had any contact with Oregon?

"They send me mail here and there, but it not like personal or anything."

What is your overall interest in Oregon?

"It's pretty equal across the board. I have no favorites or anything, so I'm open to anything."

Is there anything in particular that captures your interest about Oregon?

"I've lived in California all my life, just like a different weather, different type of atmosphere maybe."

How would you describe yourself as an offensive lineman?

"I'm good at persevering when any other kid would back down from a challenge...I have good footwork, I come from a big basketball background so that helped me a lot. A good leader."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"Not really, I couldn't point one out to you."

Are most schools looking at you at tackle or guard?

"I haven't really talked to any colleges about what position I'll play, but I'm willing to play where ever they need me."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Probably like a coaching staff and if I have a good connection and feel for them and a campus I could see myself at for four years or five years."

Do you currently hold any offers from other schools?

"Yeah, I have six [official offers] from UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Washington, Washington State, and Arizona."

If Oregon were to offer, where would they stand in that mix?

"They would be up in the top."

Do you have a top three or top five at this point?

"At this point, probably Cal and UCLA have been showing the most interest out of anyone."

Are you planning on going to any camps later this spring or in the summer?

"I haven't planned those out, but I plan on attending a couple."

Are you planning on attending any Junior Days?

"Yeah, I went to USC's and Cal and UCLA's."

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