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- Published on Friday, 05 October 2012 17:50
Junior short stop has been working on senior course work since last year, but leaving door open for other options
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Leedey's loss to Red Oak in the state semifinals could be Drew Ward's final fall baseball game as a high school player.
The highly-touted junior short stop is projected by some as the No. 1 prospect of the 2014 draft, and said "there is about a 95 percent chance" he will graduate high school a year early this spring, then enter the 2013 MLB draft.
"I've been talking to some scouts and stuff, or my advisement has, and they told me I was ready to do that," Ward said. "We kind of discussed it and decided to do it. Last year, I started doing all my senior work and got it done."
Ward said Joe Brennan and Brian Peters of Legacy Sports Group serve as his advisors. He didn't totally rule out other options, saying college is still a priority for him, and that he wants to earn a degree.
"I am considering college," Ward said. "I wouldn't mind just going into the draft, but college is a priority for me."
Ward began his senior course work last year and said he has about three block classes left. He completed the courses at home in his spare time, between playing summer baseball and other workouts.