(Langston Ward 6-5 240 Jr. DE – Mead)
While his teammate Danny Mattingly is getting most of the attention, Mead (Spokane) DE Langston Ward has quietly seen his recruitment pick up over the past few months and the talented defensive lineman spoke with Northwest Elite Index about how things are progressing…
“Things have been going good for me,” Ward told NEI recently. “I have been talking to Stanford and Cornell and I went down to Washington State for their Junior Day last month.
“It was a great time down there. I talked a lot with their defensive line coach (Joe Salave’a) and they seem to like me more on defense. They are still evaluating me, but they want me to come down for spring ball and get a look at me so I’ll probably go there for camp too.”
In addition to the Cougars’ camp, Ward said he’s planning to head down to the Bay Area to attend Stanford’s camp along with the NFTC at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
“I just like getting out and competing against guys and seeing where I am compared to them,” Ward said.
As a two-way star for the Panthers this past fall, Ward manned one of the defensive end spots opposite Mattingly most of the time and totaled nearly 50 tackles to go along with four sacks and was named First Team All-GSL for his play.
“We moved around a lot,” Ward said. “Sometimes I was next to Danny and other times I was on the opposite side. We were tough defensively this past season and as seniors, we want to go deeper in the playoffs than we did this past season.”
Ward is definitely a player to watch with his 6’5″, 240 pound frame, long arms and outstanding athleticism. We at Northwest Elite Index hope to see him at our upcoming Spokane combine so we can get a better look at how he’s progressed since last fall.
We will continue to keep track of Ward over the next several months and update news as it happens with him.
Junior Highlights – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siydU5qODds