Florida Defender Has A&M In His Top 2

Terrell Williams hasn't missed a beat on the recruiting trail since leaving his job at Purdue for Texas A&M. Williams is used to taking on the Sunshine State because of his experience with the Boilermakers, so it comes as no surprise that he continues that trend with A&M. Last week, the Aggies offered a pair of Boyd Anderson linebackers,Kent Turene,and his 6-foot-2, 225-pound teammate, Shaun Ward.

Terrell Williams hasn't missed a beat on the recruiting trail since leaving his job at Purdue for Texas A&M. Williams is used to taking on the Sunshine State because of his experience with the Boilermakers, so it comes as no surprise that he continues that trend with A&M. Fort Lauderdale is a hotbed for recruiting in the state of Florida and Williams intends to offer as many prospects as he sees fit. Last week, the Aggies offered a pair of Boyd Anderson linebackers, Kent Turene, and his 6-foot-2, 225-pound teammate, Shaun Ward. Ward could play end or some stand up linebacker on the next level because of his size, skill set, and athleticism. As a junior, he had 93 tackles and 5 sacks. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to the Florida native about his recent offer from A&M.

"I was shocked that A&M offered me because Texas is so far away from Florida," said Ward. "I didn't think they recruited down here. Then I found out their new D-Line coach was at Purdue and he used to recruit south Florida."

Tim DeRuyter's new look defense is one of the reasons Ward is going to seriously consider A&M.

"I'm going to consider Texas A&M because they run a 3-4 defense and that is the type of defense that will allow me to rush the passer at defensive end or drop back into coverage as a linebacker. I can play both positions. He wants me to come down for a spring practice."

Ward and Coach Williams have spoken recently.

"We've talked a few times. Actually, I talked to him last night and corresponded with him through e-mail today," said Ward. "He was just telling me how much I could help their program and that I could play linebacker or defensive end when I get there."

At this point it's shaping up to be a battle between the Terrapins and Aggies for Ward's services.

"I'm hearing from Maryland, Minnesota, and UCF with Maryland being the only one that has offered out of those three. I've got a visit planned to Maryland on March 25th. I am looking to make my decision right before my senior year."

"There are two schools that are at the top of my list at the moment," said Ward. "Texas A&M and Maryland. Academics are very important to me and both schools have great educational backgrounds."

Georgia, Miami, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Purdue are five other programs showing interest in this South Florida junior.


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