OL Xavier Ward (6-7 260) of Colquitt, GA trimmed his list to nine earlier this summer and those nine remain on his list.
Clemson, USC, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, North Carolina and Maryland are all even as far as Ward is concerned, but he said Auburn, Alabama and Georgia were showing the strongest interest. He visited Alabama earlier this month and has also been to Georgia. He's not talked to Clemson or USC recently but remains interested in both.
He plans to make a decision after the season. "I'll base it on education, of course, how close it is to home, and the depth chart," Ward said. He said he will use a 6-7 hour driving driving radius for his distance parameter.