A three-star defensive back from Maryland announced four favorites.
Cornelius Ward really likes Akron, Miami (Ohio), Virginia Tech and Marshall. Each have offered a scholarship except VT.
From that list, Scout.com only mentions Akron and Marshall as possibilities.
Akron likely is a leader because Ward's high school teammate Vincent Hill already committed to the Zips. Hill is a three-star receiver.
Ward projects as a full academic qualifier due to his 3.3 GPA, Rivals.com says.
Ward has lesser interest in Boston College, Buffalo, North Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Of those schools, only Buffalo has offered him a scholarship.
Hoping to do his coach one better, Sinisa Ubiparipovic has earned a spot on the Hermann Trophy watch list.
The trophy goes to the nation's best college soccer player, which almost was coach Caleb Porter in 1997. Porter, instead, was second in the voting.