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Brady Ward

Offensive Lineman
6′7″ / 310 lbs
Mobile, AL
St. Paul's Episcopal School
Class of 2020
Rating: n/a
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National Avg
Rating: 88.0
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School Preferences

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Ole Miss
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2/5/2020
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1 mo ago by Jason Howell
All-American Bowl Game Thread
The All-American Bowl is set to kickoff at noon today in San Antonio and will be televised on NBC. -Texas A&M has four signees playing in the gameEast 85 WR Muhsin Muhammad III, Charlotte (NC) Myers Park19 DE Donell Harris, Miami (FL) Gulliver Prep33 S Antonio Johnson, East St. Louis (IL)West 23 LB Antonio Doyle, St. Louis (MO) Lutheran North-The Aggies also have a few prospects of interest playing in the gameEast72 OL Brady Ward, Mobile (AL) St. PaulWest44 DT McKinnley Jackson, Lucedale (MS) George County5 LB Edgerrin Cooper, Covington (LA)-Covington (LA) LB Edgerrin Cooper is slated to announce his college choice in the first quarter. Texas A&M, Utah, and LSU are his choices. -Three future Aggies are slotted to start today's game. WR Muhammad and S Antonio Johnson on the East and LB Antonio Doyle on the West. Key target McKinnley Jackson is also expected to start for the West. Donell Harris is slotted behind 5-star DE Bryan Bresee on the East depth chart.-Antonio Doyle is the starting WLB for the West with Edgerrin Cooper backing him up. Doyle is also second team MLB behind Noah Sewell.
1 mo ago by Jason Howell
Notes and Thoughts from the All-American Bowl
I spent the last few days in San Antonio at the All-American Bowl and as I head back to DFW I wanted to share a few thoughts and wrap up my experience.Let's start with the final few spots in the 2020 class. This week I had the chance to see a few of Texas A&M's final few targets. Covington (LA) LB Edgerrin Cooper's plans will be known on Saturday. He will choose between Texas A&M, Utah, and LSU, and he has already signed his LOI. In San Antonio this week, the Aggies seemed to have most of the buzz, and I'll go ahead and say my prediction is he picks the Aggies. He took his final OV to Texas A&M, and it seemed to make a genuine impression on him. I would say Utah is the Aggie's biggest competition.Lucedale (MS) George County DT McKinnley Jackson is the highest profile of Texas A&M's final targets and it is clear coach Fisher, coach Elijah Robinson, and several members of the class have bonded really well. He has already taken OVs to Auburn and Alabama, and LSU, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M are currently slotted to get his final OVs in January. He continues to keep everyone guessing. I like the Aggies chances but I would not call the Aggies his favorite or anything like that. Ole Miss did take a hit when coach Luke was fired, and since Luke is at UGA the Bulldogs are trying to get in the mix. The Bulldogs are currently outside of his top five and right now he does not plan to take an OV there but you can never count out UGA. LSU and Alabama are probably the two biggest threats to the Aggies right now, but I have a feeling this thing is going to be up in the air until he puts pen to paper. The final possibility is Mobile (AL) St. Paul OL Brady Ward. He is a big guy with some potential and he has seen things pick up a bit over the last few months. He says he plans to take OVs to Texas A&M and Miami in January and he will sign in February. Florida could also receive a January OV too. Honestly, I don't see Ward at A&M, I just don't think the numbers will work out there. The buzz seemed to be around Miami this week, but I wouldn't count out Florida. Another program to watch is Auburn. He connected with Chad Morris when he was at Arkansas and he continues to talk to Morris' son Chandler. If the Tigers come through with an offer I could see them becoming a player. Now for some stuff on the Aggies signees. All of them have been impressive and have been recognized throughout the week as standouts. Yesterday, Muhsin Muhammad III jumped out to me. He runs smooth, crisp routes and makes quick adjustments to the ball. He does not mind getting physical either. He lined up both inside and outside throughout yesterday's practice and even worked on punt and kickoff return. LB Antonio Doyle is the most vocal of the Aggie bunch. He has been a lot of fun to watch if for nothing else just because he really seems to be enjoying himself. He hardly ever comes off the field during LB drills. He's working at MLB and OLB in the West's 4-3 and he has done a great job of grasping the defense and making the calls. Physically he's also pretty imposing and he has been a consistently strong competitor on the field.S Antonio Johnson has been the biggest standout of the Aggie bunch since arriving in San Antonio. His range and instincts at safety have been impressive and he will absolutely lay the wood when he comes to lower the boom. DE Donell Harris has also been a big standout. His speed and quickness have been well known, but he has shown a variety of moves and more strength and power in his game this week. Both Johnson and Muhammad are heading to College Station right after the game to begin their careers at Texas A&M. Overall Texas A&M's group has shined very bright over the first few days in San Antonio.Now for a few thoughts after seeing some of these national names for the first time.Notre Dame WR signee Jordan Johnson was the most impressive WR I saw while out there. He had DBs twisting and turning, created separation, caught contested balls. He did a little bit of everything. The Irish got a good one.Five-star CB Kelee Ringo was the most dominating defender in one-on-ones yesterday. He is a big, physical DB, and I don't think I saw him lose a rep yesterday.LB Noah Sewell is just different. I think TexAgs is going to look real smart for putting DE Alfred Collins in the top 5. That dude has such a high ceiling and he is already really good.Ohio State signee OL Paris Johnson is has been my favorite OL at this event. Big framed, flexible, strong, and light on his feet. Alright, that's all I got. I'm headed back to DFW.
1 mo ago by Jason Howell
All-American Bowl Primer and check-in thread
Players are arriving in San Antonio for the All-American Bowl today, and we will try to get a few interviews as they check-in. I will be at check-in this afternoon and post updates in this thread as I get them. Practice begins on Tuesday and the game will be played at noon on Saturday, January 4 at the Alamodome. Four Texas A&M signees will play in the game. One on the West squad and three on the East squad. The number listed next to their name is their jersey number. West 23 LB Antonio Doyle, St. Louis (MO) Lutheran North East85 WR Muhsin Muhammad III, Charlotte (NC) Myers Park19 DE Donell Harris, Miami (FL) Gulliver Prep33 S Antonio Johnson, East St. Louis (IL) A few of Texas A&M's uncommitted targets are also in San Antonio this week. West 44 DT McKinnley Jackson, Lucedale (MS) George County - LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, and Georgia are among those also under consideration. He plans to take an official visit to Texas A&M in January. 5 LB Edgerrin Cooper, Covington (LA) - the former Oklahoma commit plans to announce his college destination at the game on Saturday. Utah has been a school to watch and Texas, Alabama, Mississippi State, and LSU have also been connected to the Louisiana standout. He took an official visit to Texas A&M in December. 18 QB Malik Hornsby, Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Marshall recruited by the Aggies as an athlete. He is being pursued by others at QB and he has indicated QB is where he would like an opportunity. Purdue and Baylor are other schools to watch in his recruiting process and both are recruiting him at QB. East 72 OL Brady Ward, Mobile (AL) St. Pauls he received a greyshirt offer from the Aggies in December. He plans to take some visits in January and sign somewhere in February. Other Texans in the Game East24 CB Jalen Kimber, Mansfield Timberview - Georgia47 P Matthew Shipley, Liberty Hill - Hawaii West11 WR Jaxon Smith, Rockwall - Ohio State16 WR Daniel Jackson, Cibolo Steele - Iowa State14 TE Jalin Conyers, Gruver - Oklahoma54 OL Andrej Karic, Southlake Carroll - Texas78 OL Garrett Hayes, Athens - TCU43 DE Devin Grant, San Antonio Antonian - Colorado99 DE Alfred Collins, Bastrop Cedar Creek - Undecided32 LB Prince Dorbah, Dallas Highland Park - Texas28 CB Dwight McGlothern, Klein Oak - Undecided4 S Xavion Alford, Pearland Shadow Creek - Texas - out with injury20 S RJ Mickens, Southlake Carroll - Clemson Other familiar names East2 TE Arik Gilbert, Marietta (GA) - LSU70 OL Michael Carmody, Mars (PA) Mars Area - Notre Dame37 DT Omari Thomas, Memphis (TN) Briarcrest Christian - Tennessee31 S Jordan Morant, Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic - Michigan48 S Vito Tisdale, Bowling Green (KY) - Undecided West25 RB Sam Adams, Sammamish (WA) Eastside Catholic - Washington90 DT Jacobian Guillory, Alexandria (LA) - LSU3 LB Noah Sewell, Orem (UT) - Oregon29 LB Kourt Williams II, Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco - Ohio State26 S Myles Slusher, Broken Arrow (OK) - Arkansas
11 mo ago by Jason Howell
New Orleans Under Armour Thread
I am headed out to the Under Armour Camp in New Orleans this morning. Texas A&M commitment Major Burns and major target Joel Williams will both be in attendance. As I mentioned yesterday, Houma (LA) Terrebonne 2021 DT Maason Smith will also be putting in work. He already holds an offer from the Aggies and he was the defensive line MVP of last week's Opening Regional in New Orleans.Dallas will be represented by Skyline 2021 standout WR Quaydarius Davis, and I hear Garland Lakeview Centennial 2021 RB Camar Wheaton will be watching. Oh and Mansfield Lake Ridge WR Tameron "Turbo" Derrough is expected. He is short but I look for him to light up this camp. Houma (LA) Terrebonne's Ja'Khi Douglas will also keep defenders on their toes.Other prospect of interest to Texas A&M fans (these guys all hold A&M offers)RB Ashaad Clayton, New Orleans (LA) Warren EastonWR Reginald Johnson, Baton Rouge (LA) Southern LabWR Theodore Knox, Baton Rouge (LA) Southern Lab - 2021DT Kenean Caldwell, Oak Grove (LA)LB Bryson Eason, Memphis (TN) WhitehavenS Kaine Williams, Marerro (LA) John Ehret - 2021LSU has a junior day, but commitments Kris Draine of Spanish Fort (AL), Kayshon Boutte, and CamRon Jackson are expected to be in attendance. A few others I am excited to watchQB Walker Howard, Lafayette St. Thomas More - 2022 - son of former LSU QB Jamie Howard, and a prospect to watchQB Draylen Ellis, Memphis (TN) Kirby - considered by some to be the top QB in TennesseeWR Isaiah Brevard, Southaven (MS) - 2021 - big, young receivverOL Brady Ward, Mobile (AL) St. Pauls - big OL, LSU legacy, holds some big offersDT Josaih Hayes, Horn Lake (MS) - he's one of the top prospects in Mississippi and was very impressive when I saw him this fallDT Fitzgerald West, Lafayette (LA) Lafayette Christian Academy - 2022 - had a big camp last week and picked up his first offer afterward from Colorado.

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The TexAgs Recruiting team of Billy Liucci, David Sandhop, Jason Howell, Ryan Brauninger and a host of recruiting interns attends more than 75 games each fall and observes and evaluates every major Texas A&M target, as well as most of the top 150 prospects in the State of Texas. From this evaluation the team draws a rating for each prospect on a scale between 70 and 100.

99-100: Elite national prospect (Five-star)

Considered one of the best prospects in the nation and a likely difference-maker at the collegiate level. Displays all of the physical skills to be a future All-American with potential to be an early-round NFL draft pick.

90-98: Elite state prospect (Four-star)

Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

80-89: Quality prospect (Three-star)

Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

70-79: Solid prospect (Two-star)

Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.
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