High schools: Leedey's Drew Ward leaning toward entering MLB Draft

Ward said he is still interested in going to college. But if he can graduate early, he is likely headed for pro baseball.
by Ed Godfrey and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: October 7, 2012
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Leedey junior shortstop Drew Ward looks to be headed to the 2013 MLB Draft, he said during this weekend's Class B fall state tournament.

Ward, who is one of the nation's top prospects in the 2014 class, has been working to meet the necessary requirements to graduate a year early.

“(There is) about a 95 percent chance I'm going to (graduate early),” Ward said following Leedey's loss to Red Oak in the semifinals.

“I've been talking to some scouts and stuff. Well, my adviser has. They told me that I'm ready to do that. We kind of discussed it and decided to do it last year.”

Ward said he is being advised by Legacy Agency.

He also said he lacks just three block classes remaining after starting online last year on his senior requirements.

However, Ward said he is still interested in college.

“I really do want to go to college,” he said. “That's one of my priorities is college, get a degree and everything. I wouldn't mind going in the draft, but college is a priority for me.”

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A year after struggling to an 0-10 finish, McLoud finds itself in the middle of the playoff berth in District 4A-2 after its third straight win Friday night, 40-16 at Tecumseh.

“We're excited. We're sitting in a pretty good spot if we can keep it rolling,” Redskins football coach Eric Cardin said. “We had some kids out early, and we're getting them back healthy. The kids that are seniors have been starting since they were sophomores, and we took our lumps the last two years, but it's coming around now.”


by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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