After committing to Cincinnati this spring, the Bearcats are no longer in the picture for three-star prospect Varez Ward. Instead four new high majors have jumped on the 6-foot-2, 185-pound combo guard from the Patterson (N.C.) School after his strong play in the Pearland Classic.
The longer Ward waits, the more options he has. Ward informed Rivals.com that Texas, Arkansas, Marquette, Kansas State and Florida State all offered him after watching him run the point for the Southeast Elite this weekend.
With three official visits left to his disposal, Ward must now figure out how he wants to use them.
"I'm going to sit down with my AAU coaches and figure out what I should do with my visits," said Ward. "I most definitely want to visit Texas. I'd also like to visit Marquette, Arkansas and Kansas State, but I don't have enough visits for all of them."
A strong defender and big time leaper, Ward has always played alongside Arkansas signee Courtney Fortson on the high school level and in travel ball. This past weekend he took the ball in his own hands and controlled the action. The word out of Texas also has it that he did a terrific job defending top 2009 prospect Nolan Dennis.
As for his decommitted from Cincinnati, Ward said it just didn't feel like the right fit when it came time to sign.