Aggies Still In The Running For Ward?

A week ago, Shaun Ward, a 6-foot-2 and 225 pound defensive end out of Boyd Anderson (FL), committed to Maryland on his unofficial visit. When Shaun committed to The Terps, he claimed that he would "probably shop around a little bit" and that is exactly what he is doing. Texas A&M is still in high pursuit of the Florida native and Websider's Taylor Hamm has the latest on Ward's recruitment status.

A week ago, Shaun Ward, a 6-foot-2 and 225 pound defensive end out of Lauderdale Lakes (FL) Boyd Anderson, committed to Maryland on his unofficial visit. When Shaun committed to The Terps, he claimed that he would "probably shop around a little bit" and that is exactly what he is doing. Texas A&M is still in high pursuit of the Florida native and Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Ward Tuesday night and found out that he is still interested in what the Aggies have to offer.

"Coach Williams actually emailed me last night. He asked me when I could get down to A&M and check out their campus. I told him it would probably be sometime this summer, but I promised him I would get down there. I'm looking forward to it."

Shaun committed to Maryland to play stand-up end. He will rush the passer and drop back into coverage some as well. Ward thinks that is a perfect fit for him. This is a position A&M fans are all too familiar with and Coach Terrell Williams has done a good job putting the "hard sell" on Ward about the JOKER position.

"We talked about playing time, what kind of defense they run, and the program overall. He said I could play early [as a freshman] and he told me they are losing their All-American [Von Miller] and that is the position they want me at. That is the type of role I see myself playing in college. That's one of the reasons why I am still looking at Texas A&M."

It will be tough for the Terps to hold onto Ward if he decides to look around at other schools. He also has offers from schools such as Minnesota, Texas A&M, and West Virginia, and Ward is not ruling out taking another look at those schools between now and Signing Day 2011. Ward insists that he is going to give A&M a fair shot at his services.

"The main reason why I committed to Maryland was because of their criminal justice program," said Ward. "I'm going to give Texas A&M a fair shot. I mean it's still early so I could change my mind about Maryland. It would have to be something special but like I said it's still early in the recruiting process for me."


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