Tar Heels Focus on Ware

Tar Heels Focus on Ware

Spencer Ware, who continues to deny a leader, says that North Carolina is recruiting him the hardest. "They keep in touch the most," he said of the Tar Heels. "They seem to send the most mail and they seem pretty cool. The program is coming up and are playing some pretty good football. I really like how they are known for having two-sport athletes. Plus Chapel Hill is a great area..."

Spencer Ware, the 5-foot-11, 215-pound four-star running back/athlete from Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, says he has around 15 scholarship offers but he still isn't sure what position he'll be playing in college.

"I don't think most schools know where they want me," Ware said. "I've heard running back, athlete, defensive back, who knows."

Ware is ranked as the No. 8 running back in the country by Scout.com, but played quarterback as a junior. He passed for 15 touchdowns, while rushing for an impressive 17 scores.

"I'm a great athlete," he said. "I can do it all. On defense I have a nose for the ball and am tough.

"On offense I can make plays and just get it done," Ware said. "I think that I'm a pretty exciting player."

Ware says he can run a 4.6 forty and claims a 37-inch vertical jump.

"I still want to bulk up and get stronger," he said. "Every year guys are getting bigger and stronger and I need to keep up."

Ware still denies a leader but now favors North Carolina, Purdue, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Duke and North Carolina State. All of them have offered as well as Iowa, West Virginia and several others.

The only two schools he's already visited are Ohio State and Cincinnati.

The Bearcats are only 20 minutes away from Ware's house but he says that distance isn't a factor.

The Buckeyes are a bit farther, at one and half hours away, and he says they were his first offer last September. "Columbus is a nice place," Ware said. "It feels like home. It's actually a lot like Cincinnati.

"I also really like the coaches," he said. "I'm being recruited by (tight end) coach John Peterson and he's a cool guy.

"I like how Ohio State is always a top program," he said. "They win every year and you know you're gonna have a shot at the national championship."

Despite being from Cincinnati, Ware says that North Carolina is recruiting him the hardest and not the Buckeyes.

"They keep in touch the most," he said of the Tar Heels. "They seem to send the most mail and they seem pretty cool. The program is coming up and are playing some pretty good football.

"I really like how they are known for having two-sport athletes," Ware said. "Plus Chapel Hill is a great area."

Ware admits he's considering being a two-sport athlete himself and is also being recruited for baseball (plays right field). "I'd like to do both sports if I can," he said.

Growing up Ware says he followed Miami, but the ‘Canes aren't recruiting him. "I used to like them a whole lot," he said. "I loved the players they had and how physical they are."

Ware isn't sure if he's going to attend any camps this summer and says he doesn't have a timeframe for a decision. "It's just gonna happen when it happens," he said.

"I want to be in a nice location where I feel fits me," he said. "I don't care about where it is though. I don't need to stay close.

"I also need to feel good around all the coaches and players," he said.

Ware says he'd like to major in architecture and reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 18 ACT.

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