“He’s only played two years of high school football at that position.” Colquitt County coach Rush Propst said. “He was good for us, he took us to the state championship game, but I think his best football is ahead of him now.”The question will be how far ahead of him. Ward is 6'6" and about 270 lbs. The quick comparisons are to Dennis Roland and Josh Davis. Both tackles, they came into Athens tall and in need of bulk. Davis just finished a good career in Athens and Roland is still with the Bengals the last I heard. Despite numerous knee injuries Roland is slowly building a respectable professional career with 24 overall starts the last two seasons.
Back to Ward, he's about to be redshirted in just his third year of football. But there seems to be tremendous upside. If he's going to protect Murray's blindside during the quarterback's junior season...he's also going to need to block for Crowell, right?
Regardless, welcome aboard Ward! As far as other offensive linemen...it looks like Gadbois is out. Antonio Richardson is still a possibility but doesn't seem likely.
Next, to clarify on Jenkins from yesterday, he's in classes at Gulf Coast all week and wants to be at home in Connecticut when he signs. So news from him likely comes the Friday or Saturday after NSD. There might be a chance he makes a decision public after his visit to Gainesville this weekend. But all signs point to next weekend right now.
And last, Kent Turene had a great time in Athens over the weekend, but not enough to change his verbal from USC. Can Georgia coaches change his mind here in the final week? They'll return the favor with a visit to him today. I'm liking our chances more and more.