Offensive tackle Justin Ward is sitting on two offers from Buffalo and Marshall. Plenty of other programs are staying in touch with the Reidsville (N.C.) Rockingham County prospect. Is anyone else close to offering?
"I've still got two offers, but right now a lot of the ACC schools are looking at me," he said. "They want to see my first one or two game tapes before they make a final decision and offer. Those schools include Wake Forest, North Carolina, NC State and East Carolina."
Ward claims the two scholarships are his leaders now, but what happens if the ACC schools come calling?
"If an ACC school were to offer that would mix things up a lot for me, especially if it were in-state," he said. "It would make my decision a lot tougher because Buffalo and Marshall are great schools."
The two-star prospect is starting to look into visits.
"Buffalo wants me up for an official sometime, I think the Baylor game," he said. "Wake, UNC, NC State and ECU have talked about coming to games too. I am thinking about making some trips, but nothing is planned yet."
Ward will get a chance to impress coaches immediately as football kicks off tonight.
"We've already had our two scrimmages and we're looking strong. We've got a lot of returning starters," he said. "I've seen an improvement in my own ability. I'm a three year starter on varsity and my experience is helping a lot. I'm maturing and becoming a team leader."