Ward was also being recruited heavily to play baseball. One of the reasons he chose Wofford is because he will be able to play both.
“That was very important,” Ward said. “I really like playing both sports. And I feel like I can excel at both. This is the biggest day of my life. Basically picking my future. It’s a great day for me.”
Cody Earp felt the same way as he signed his letter of intent to Colorado State-Pueblo.
“It means a lot,” Earp said. “I’m the first person in my family to ever go to college. I’m going to try and graduate with a nursing degree and fulfill my dreams from there. It’s very special. God has given me the talent. Three or four years ago I thought I was going to be playing college baseball. But I just thought football was the road. My sophomore they had 17 signees in 2009. I looked at baseball and decided to go football. I really didn’t know where it was going to take me though. I’m Glad it took me here.”
Jake Spradling will be attending Northwestern Oklahoma State to play football. But a month ago, they were not even on his list of possibilities.
“It means a lot,” Spradling said. “I was kind of looking forward to it. Had it set on my calendar. I didn’t know for sure if I would be able to sign today. Things came out the way I wanted them to. God blessed with today to be able to do it.”
For Jonathan Martin, his signing with Southern Nazarene is just another step to his ultimate goal.
“It means a lot,” Martin said. “It’s a big step for my next goal. I’m not afraid to say it either. I’m going to go for it. The NFL. It’s a big step. It will take a lot more than it took to get where I am now. Everything will have to step up another notch.”