Ward Has Two Schools out Front

With a few visits up for grabs, Chicago (Ill.) Simeon offensive tackle Denzel Ward updates his visit plans, and lists his top two schools. Is South Florida one of them?

With several schools in need of an offensive tackle that could anchor a side of their offensive lineman for the next 3-4 years, Chicago (Ill.) Simeon offensive tackle Denzel Ward fits that need and he's been proactive in the recruiting process trying to see which school fits his needs as a student athlete.

The 6-foot-9, 310-pound mammoth has already took an official visit to South Florida on Dec. 13, and has four other schools hoping to get him on campus in January to persuade the Windy City offensive lineman to wear their school colors for the next four years.

"I think my Syracuse visit will be moved to the 17th and my UCLA visit is probably going to be the 31st," Ward said. "My Nebraska visit is still up for grabs, so I don't know for sure. It's between them and Arizona State. It will be on the weekend of the 24th. It will probably be one of the two."

Even though the contact between Ward and the college coaches has been limited due to the recruiting dead period that went into effect on Dec. 16, two schools are currently sticking out for the offensive lineman.

"South Florida and Syracuse are my top two at the time," Ward said. "They're both neck-and-neck and after them it would be UCLA. Then after them, it would be Arizona State and Nebraska."

Scout.com's 79th ranked offensive tackle plans to make his college decision on National Signing Day on Feb. 5.

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