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Denzel Ward Commitment Interview

buck-I.8's picture
June 19, 2014 at 11:04pm

This is a video that came from a bucknuts article following Nordonia CB Denzel Ward's commitment this afternoon. Forgive me if this has been linked in one of the commitment threads, I haven't had time to look through the comments.

This kid really impressed me here, and reminded me a bit of Darron Lee when he committed in the 2013 class. He's a really well-spoken kid, and what really stood out was that he recognized the areas that he needs to improve and polish as he enters his senior season and prepares for his career at Ohio State. You're not always gonna get the blue-chip guys you offer at every position, but I think you'd just as soon have these guys who go out and compete for offers, and know what they have to do to capitalize on the chance. Doesn't hurt that this kid has a ton of athletic ability to begin with. Like Lee, Ward is quickly becoming one of my favorite future buckeyes.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DcOXYer7Tc#t=75

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Seattle Linga's picture

Great Video Buck - the kid is very mature and he is all Buckeye - nice to see that he wanted to be here since he was a boy!!!

+3 HS
KingsRite's picture

Well spoken, intelligent and very fast young man. He has a ton of potential and could be used on either side of the ball. Even as a (I dare say it) Hybrid.

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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SonOfBuckeye's picture

Good post, and thanks for the video link.  Strongly agree with 2nd para.

Buckeye Rocket Sci's picture

Very well spoken young man who seems like a great kid that is proud to be a Buckeye and can be a great asset moving forward. Thanks for the post!

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence" - Calvin Coolidge

buckguyfan1's picture

Damn, not another fast guy!

Happy to have you Denzel!    Congrats.

Groveport Heisman's picture

This is the  type of kid who becomes a leader by example and will go on to the NFL one day. Huge pick up. Congrats Denzel.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

BTBuckeye's picture

4.4. Slow day at the track I guess!

otrain2416's picture

The thing I like about him is he seems focused on the areas he needs to improve rather than what he excels at making him a very humble guy. Hope he pans out to have a great career. 

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.