Wide receiver Benny Ward (6-3, 190, 4.5) from Lake Balboa (Calif.) Birmingham has committed to Washington State his mother let Rivals.com know earlier this evening. Landing the players of Ward’s stature is one of the reasons the Cougars have been so competitive lately.
“I chose Washing ton State because they have a really great football program,” Ward said. “And it’s not too far form home.”
“I like the people in the town of Pullman,” Ward said. “They are really friendly and really know how to make you feel at home.”
Ward was selected all-city after catching 27 passes for 642 and 11 touchdowns in 2003.
Washington State wins the services of Ward over Oregon State and Boise State.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com Birmingham head coach Ed Croson has this to say about his talented wide receiver. “Not only does Benny have great hands and creates match up problems for a defense,” Croson said. “But he is a great open field blocker.”
“He’s your prototypical modern wide receiver,” Croson said. “Benny is a big strong, physical wide receiver who runs great routes and can catch.”