June 2, 2010

Ward wraps up visit to Athens

It appears Georgia picked up some additional points with Colquitt County offensive tackle Xzavier Ward, who wrapped up his two-day visit to Georgia Wednesday morning.

"It helped them," Ward said, when asked how much the trip helped lift up the Bulldogs in his eyes.

One of 10 offensive tackle prospects with offers from Georgia thus far, Ward said Georgia, Alabama, Georgia Tech and Clemson are the four schools which seem to be showing the most attention thus far.

Ward spent much of his trip visiting with Bulldog offensive line coach Stacey Searels.

"Coach Searels said they were in need of left tackles, and I fit what they are looking for," said the 6-foot-7, 260-pound Ward, who has offers from 10 schools. "Coach Searels likes that I am tall, athletic, and that I can move well for my size. He is a good, physical coach."

While at Georgia, Ward took his first in-depth tour of the campus.

He like what he saw.

"We got to check out the campus, and I hung out with Austin Long and the freshmen offensive tackles," Ward said. "They were great to be around and we had a really good time. The bond that the players have really stood out to me during my visit to Georgia."

Ward said he hopes to return to Athens this fall to check out a game.

"I told Austin I had a great time and that I liked it there a lot," Ward said. "He asked me if I was going to come check out a game this fall and I told him I really want to."

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