April 26, 2007

Ward close to getting first offer?

Offensive lineman Justin Ward from Rockingham County High in Reidsville, N.C., was at the Shrine Bowl combine at Jamestown High in Jamestown last Saturday.

He checked in at 6-foot-4, 284 pounds Saturday, but he admittedly did not have as strong a performance as he hoped. Ward ran the 40-yard dash in 5.62 seconds and the shuttle in 5.27 seconds. He had a 19.3-inch vertical and did 16 reps on the bench press. Afterwards he was not pleased about the day.

"Not real happy with my performance. It's been fun seeing all the competition out here," Ward said. "I've tried, but it was just one of those days, a bad day. I just try to get out here with all these competitors and compete."

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