Ward, the top offensive lineman in California, committed to UCLA on Saturday, as word trickled around the Rose Bowl.
"I did commit (before the game)," said Ward. "I was going to talk to everyone after the game."
That is the second big offensive commitment for the Bruins this week, coming on the heels of their verbal from Malcolm Jones, the top running back in the Golden State.
Scout.com will have more from Ward later.