Ward still undecided

He committed very early to the University of Arizona, but Santa Rosa CB Clarence Ward (5-11, 180) changed his mind during the offseason and he's still looking around to see where he might eventually end up. Two more schools have stepped forward with offers and he's hoping to hear from a couple of other top 10 schools that sound close to offering.

"Our team got off to a great start, but we didn't finish very well," Ward told JCFootball.com this week. "I felt like I had a good season individually, but you can only get so much happiness out of your own stats when your team isn't winning so it was only a so-so season for me."

Ward finished the year with over 40 tackles, three interceptions and 12 passes broken up.

"I was a lot more physical this year than I was last year," Ward said. "We played a lot of bump-and-run this year and that allowed me to get up closer to the line and challenge guys.

"Going up against Aubrey Quarles every day in practice and the rest of our receivers that are really good just made me better every day and that's what you try and do as a player is improve every day."

On the recruiting front, Ward still has his offer from Arizona head coach Mike Stoops and he's had a discussion or two over the past couple months on what he plans on doing.

"Coach Stoops and I are cool," Ward said. "He knows I need to look around because of the classes and the credits that won't transfer.

"He said he just wants me to be up front and honest with him on things so I have been."

Marshall and UTEP recently offered Ward and two more schools have made contact and plan to come visit Ward in the next few months.

"Arizona State and LSU are the other two that are after me," Ward said. "ASU is going to be by my school soon to talk to me and my coaches. They said they like my film a lot and they are looking to bring me in.

"LSU hasn't talked that much to me, but my coaches said they may swing by soon as well."

Ward will finish up his course-work in May and will have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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