OL Xzavier Ward (6-7 260) of Moultrie, GA has narrowed his list and says Clemson and USC are in his final nine schools. He named USC, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Notre Dame.
"Notre Dame just offered me last week so they kind of creeped their way into it," joked Ward.
He has visited Georgia this summer and plans to visit Alabama this month. Ward also says he would like to take visits to USC and Clemson. "I've never been to South Carolina before," he said. "I want to go."
Ward has offers from Clemson, USC, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, NC State, Memphis, Louisville, Purdue, and Notre Dame. He plans to narrow his list to five by September and will not likely commit until after the season.
He did not name a leader.