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OT Denzel Ward Commits to Michigan



Chicago native Denzel Ward committed to Michigan Saturday.

Ward chose Michigan over Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oregon, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.

The 6’9, 295 lbs offensive tackle plays for Hales Franciscan high school in Chicago, Illinois. Ward is an outstanding athlete and definitely a future star. His frame is college ready and he will fit in perfectly at Michigan. Michigan has always been known to be a tough team and Ward has always been known to be a hard worker.

According to Ward, he committed to Michigan because of their tradition.

“The tradition there is amazing and Michigan has the greatest fans bar none,” says Ward.

Ward is excited to be a Wolverine, but know it’s going to be a lot of work.

“If you follow the program the way the coaches have it set up, work hard and be humble, you have an opportunity to become a legend on and off the field. That’s something I really like,” says Ward.

Ward joins LB Michael Ferns, who is also part of the Class of 2014. Ward and Ferns should make Michigan a tough team for years to come. I believe Ward and Ferns are the best players at their position in the Class of 2014. Ward is a freak athlete and Ferns is a very versatile and mobile LB.

I’m truly excited for Michigan and for Ward. Head coach Brady Hoke is a solid coach and Michigan has a great football team. Hokes is coming into his second year with the Wolverines, obtaining a 16-4 record. Michigan’s all-time record is 900-312-36 with 11 national titles and 42 conference titles.