Wardlow, a 6-foot, 170-pound dual-threat quarterback from Winston-Salem (N.C.) Mount Tabor, also owns scholarship offers from Tennessee and Duke. All schools are recruiting him as a quarterback, with the exception of the Volunteers, who plan to plug Wardlow in at wide receiver or defensive back.
With a solid list of tenders, Wardlow has been able to narrow things down to two or three schools.
"It's basically Tennessee and Virginia, and South Carolina too," said Wardlow. "They're all pretty much even right now. I want to go out of state.
"I love Tennessee, because I went up there and the fans treat you nicely, and I like the surroundings.
"I like Virginia's offense, how they run it – it's kind of like our offense that we run at our high school.
"I don't know too much about South Carolina, I just like South Carolina."
Some recruiting analyst feel the Volunteers might have an upper since Wardlow's cousin, Antonio, signed with Tennessee last Signing Day. However, Wardlow said it won't play as big of a role as many think.
"Yea of course it will make a difference he's my cousin," said Wardlow. "It's not a big deal, but I would love to play with him."
This summer, Wardlow plans to camp at Tennessee and Virginia, and then take his five allotted official visits in the fall before making a decision.