Junior quarterback Max Ward of Steelton (Pa.) Highspire had an impressive showing at last weekend's Army All-American Combine and will take his talents to another big event in March. In the meantime he will look to continue his recruiting success, which has already produced one offer.
"Recruiting is going great," said Ward, who holds an offer from Akron. "I'm getting interest from a lot of schools so far."
Joining the Zips in the early race for Ward's services are Rutgers, Temple and Toledo. He shared some early thoughts about the Akron program.
"I like it a lot," said Ward. "I have friends that play there. I haven't been there yet, but I like my recruiter a lot and my friends tell me that it's nice."
During the fall, Ward attended games at both Penn State and Rutgers. One of these visits still stands out to the junior.
"I loved it at Rutgers," said Ward. "That would be the school I would choose if I could go."
Ward, 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, gave some more insight on what impressed him about Rutgers.
"The coaches, the weight room and they talked a lot about their elementary education program," said Ward. "That's what I want to be."
Up next for Ward are junior days at Rutgers, Akron and Toledo, which will be followed by the NUC/Rivals.com Five-Star Showcase in New Jersey on March 12th.
"I think the event is great and I'm hoping to prove that I can be the top quarterback," said Ward. "I want to prove that I can play at the next level."
Ward's performance at the Army All-American Combine already helped to prove that.
"It went really well," said Ward. "The only thing I'm not happy about is that I had the flu while I was down there. Everything was great though. I loved the competition. I love going up against the best to see how they are, so that I can learn from them, make myself better and be better than them."
The 2010 season was an adjustment for Ward, after a record breaking 2009 season.
"The season was rough," said Ward. "We had three linemen who were under 175-pounds, but it was good. My stats were not like my sophomore season. I had about 2,000 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and six picks. My sophomore season I made All-State 1st team and had 2,500 passing yards and 35 touchdowns."