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Houston commit Ward gets SMU offer

9/3/2012



From a recruiting standpoint, one may think there’s a lot going on with three-star Houston commit Greg Ward (Tyler, Texas/John Tyler).

Since Saturday, he’s watched his future college program suffer an embarrassing loss to new FBS school Texas State at home. Two days later, he received word about the resignation of Cougars offensive coordinator Mike Nesbitt. On Sunday, Ward picked up an offer from SMU – his fourth overall.

For many, all that has transpired could paint a picture of recruiting uncertainty. For Ward, the recruiting game is furthest from his mind.

“Right now, I’m just worried about the season,” Ward said. “I don’t know too much right now. I’m just taking it easy.”

Ward, a quarterback for John Tyler recruited by Houston as an athlete, was phenomenal in Friday’s 35-21 win against Lufkin, Texas. He threw for 298 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 92 and a touchdown. Ward also connected with ESPN 300 receiver Fred Ross, an Oklahoma State commit, for two touchdown passes.

Ward said he was happy to pick up the SMU offer, but winning a state title is his primary focus. He has offers from SMU, Memphis and Rice, but he added that he’s still committed to Houston.

“I’ll think about that later,” Ward said of his recruiting process. “Right now, I’m just trying to help my team win.”