OU commit D.J. Ward enrolls at Southmoore

by Ryan Aber Published: August 30, 2012

D.J. Ward, the No. 1 player in the state for the 2013 class and an OU commitment, is moving again.

Whether he'll be eligible to play at his new school, though, remains in the air.

Ward left Douglass and enrolled in Southmoore on Thursday morning.

SaberCats coach Jeff Brickman said he didn't know anything about the move until he received an email from the school counselor Thursday morning.

“They said there was a new student and his mother enrolling and that he played football and they wanted to meet me,” Brickman said.

Ward did not practice with Southmoore on Thursday in their final walk-through before the season opener against Carl Albert on Friday.

Gaining eligibility at Southmoore could be an issue, though, because Ward had to file a hardship waiver with the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association in order to play at Douglass.

The waiver was needed when the Ward family moved from Lawton to the Southmoore district while waiting for a house in the Douglass district.

Demetrius Ward Sr., D.J.'s father, remains an ROTC instructor at Douglass.


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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