Offensive tackle Justin Ward out of Reidsville (N.C.) Rockingham County took his last unofficial of the summer not too long ago to North Carolina State. What did the 6-foot-5, 280-pounder think of the visit and where is he going from here?
"I finished up with an individual camp on June 25th to NC State," he said. "I went for one session and at first I worked with all juniors and seniors and then I got to work with my position coach, coach Horton. I really enjoyed working with him, he puts a lot of players into the league.
"After that, they pulled four of us aside for about 20 minutes to look at us more. I really enjoyed competing with the other athletes out there. The coaches didn't really talk much about an offer, but said they should be in touch soon. I don't really know how to take that."
Ward confirmed he is done with individual camps.
"I'll be going with my team to Elon on July 12th and now I'm just exercising and getting in shape for the season," he said. "Practice starts for us on July 30th."
What been up to: Well I finished up last camp for my indiivudal camps June 25th at NC State, and then just working out excerising and getting in shape, July begins hitting really hard start official practice July 30th."
At this time, the Carolina lineman continues to hold two offers from Buffalo and Marshall. Is anyone else close to offering?
"Two other camps I had already been to were Wake Forest and North Carolina," he said. "They gave me a positive feeling about a possible offer.
"Coach McCartney from Wake contacted me after the camp and said I was impressive. He wanted to get some junior film and they needed that first before they can offer. He told me once they get that tape they'll do one of two things, either offer me immediately or wait for more film from my senior season. Coach Pittman from UNC said after my camp there that I raised my stock because he didn't realize how athletic I was. He said if they get their hands on more offers or guys don't commit by the end of the summer they may offer me."
With that in mind, does Ward have any favorites?
"I don't really know, with more offers I'd be able to draw more conclusions," he said. "Now I have ones from Buffalo and Marshall, so they are up there."