Ward is 6'9" and 290 lbs. He is not ranked by the recruiting services, and testing results are unavailable at this point. Ward is in his first year of playing football, and he hasn't released any film yet. He was offered by the coaching staff last weekend when he visited for Michigan's game against Illinois, and he returned this weekend to give his commitment.
It might be obvious to say, but I have no strong opinion on Ward because I haven't seen any film of him. I do find it a little surprising that Michigan's coaching staff is taking a flyer on a kid who is so new to football when they have such a great 2013 offensive line recruiting class already in the fold. It seems like they've established a desire and ability to recruit truly elite talents, so Ward must look like a Hall of Fame athlete if they're willing to take the time to develop him.
If Michigan gets back up to 85 scholarships with the class of 2013, then 17 current Michigan juniors will be scheduled to graduate after the 2013 season. So Michigan's 2014 freshman class looks to be 17 strong, but as always, the number will probably grow between now and February 2014. Ward joins linebacker Michael Ferns as Michigan's only other 2014 commit.
UPDATE: Here's a link to Ward's junior highlights and a scouting report. Film wasn't released until about a month after Ward committed, so these two items were added later.
TTB Rating: 86