Strong Interest in Chabot CB Adrian Ward

Adrian Ward is one of the top cover corners in northern California. The Hayward High School grad has seven interceptions this season with two games left. Four-year schools have taken notice of Ward's physical tools and outstanding performance on the field. first got acquainted with Ward at last spring's NorCal Combine, which is held every May at Chabot College.

Ward opened eyes with his 4.39 forty and 33-inch standing vertical jump. He also exhibited nice cover skills in the one-on-one drills later in the day.

A good testing day in front of dozens of four-year college coaches is helpful, but what's done on the gridiron is more important. Ward has stepped up to the plate.

"My best game this year was probably against San Jose. I had two interceptions with another one called back on a roughing the passer penalty," said Ward.

Interest from four-year colleges has been strong since last spring and it looks like Ward will be setting up trips for late November and December. He's a qualifier out of high school, which makes him an even more appealing prospect.

According to Ward, the schools showing the most interest thus far are Kansas, Rutgers, UNLV, Oregon State, and Washington State. None have offered him a scholarship yet -- but he didn't seem too concerned.

"I just want to move into a good program. I don't have a preference," said Ward.

Chabot head coach Steve DaPrato has praised Ward's abilities throughout the summer and fall. We're pretty sure this JC Top 101 corner will have a home at the next level.

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