Ags Land Monster Linebacker From Florida

Shaun Ward committed to the Maryland Terps back in March, but made it very clear that he would be open to hearing from other programs despite his verbal pledge. The Aggies were one of those schools the 6-foot-2, 240 pound linebacker kept in close contact with, and today the Florida native officially de-committed from Maryland and wasted no time to hop on board with Mike Sherman and the Aggies.

Shaun Ward committed to the Maryland Terps back in March, but made it very clear that he would be open to hearing from other programs despite his verbal pledge. The Aggies were one of those schools the 6-foot-2, 240 pound linebacker kept in close contact with, and today the Florida native officially de-committed from Maryland and wasted no time to hop on board with Mike Sherman and the Aggies.

"I talked it over with my mom and brother. They just want what is best for me. I've been planning this for about a week now," said A&M's 8th commit of 2011. "I called Coach Sherman to tell him the good news. I told him I wanted to commit to A&M tonight and he told me that I could make a great impact as an Aggie."

Believe it or not, Ward's brother currently plays for Maryland but after watching a few Von Miller highlights on YouTube, Shaun's brother called him up and told him that A&M is where he needs to play. The JOKER position, and the 3-4 defense along with the forgiving depth chart, were the main deciding factors for the Boyd Anderson playmaker.

"This is it for me," said Ward about his commitment to A&M. "A&M is the best fit for me because of the defense they run. It's the type of defense I need to be in and it's the type of defense that most of the teams at the next level run."

"I like what he does," Ward said of the nations sack leader in 2009. "I want to keep that JOKER position going after he leaves. I want to come in and do the things he did or better."

"My brother said if I de-commit from Maryland, that it would be cool. He also said that if I do de-commit then I should go to Texas A&M."

Shaun wants to visit the A&M campus as soon as possible and finally meet all of the coaches face-to-face.

"I'll probably come up in a few weeks," said Ward.


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