And it could come soon.
Ward, a 5-foot-11, 163-pound wide receiver out of John Tyler, attended SMU's junior day and final spring practice and can totally see himself spending four years on the Hilltop.
"I want a place where I can feel at home," Ward said in reference to what he's looking for in a school. "I want to be somewhere I won't regret going. Somewhere I'll have memorable moments."
While at the Mustangs open practice a couple weeks ago, Ward, who was on campus with high school teammates Darion Flowers and Justice Liggins, got to chat with head coach June Jones, their recruiter/defensive line coach Bert Hill and wide receivers coach/co-offensive coordinator Jason Phillips.
Ward said Jones told him he was happy to see him on campus and to "keep doing well and keep your grades up," and that Phillips said he'd swing by John Tyler's spring practice.
The most important thing Ward took away from seeing practice was the type of work ethic expected at SMU.
"I just saw how hard they work, how hard they apply themselves and how much they want to get better," he said.
SMU receiver and John Tyler alum Jeremy Johnson has been a source of information for Ward, giving him advice on recruiting and what it's like to play for the Mustangs.
"Jeremy said it's a great school to go to," Ward said. "He tells me to stay humble and keep my head up."
Ward has been a fan of SMU for a long time and though he's excited they'll be in the Big East, he likes the school "regardless of what conference they go to."
Wherever he ends up, Ward, who says his greatest strength is his leadership and ability to pick people up when they're down, plans to major in architecture or kinesiology.
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