Heels Lead for Ware

Heels Lead for Ware

After camping at North Carolina on Monday, Spencer Ware says the Tar Heels have emerged as his leader.

"Right now, UNC is above," Ware said. "This visit really opened my eyes. They've got my interest - a whole lot – that's all I've got to say."

Outside of UNC, Ware, 5-foot-11, 220-pound athlete from Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton, says he has one other interest – LSU.

"Whenever I get to compare the two [I'll make a verbal commitment]," Ware said. "It won't be for a while."

Ware, who doesn't plan to visit any schools outside of LSU and UNC, is in the process of setting up a trip to Baton Rouge. He isn't sure when such a visit would take place.

"[Deciding if it will be during the summer or season] is the thing I'm back and forth on," Ware said. "I kind of don't know."

Ware has received over 30 scholarship offers, including grants from most of the schools in the Big Ten.

However, for his college years, Ware is trying to escape Big Ten Country. It's potential that has made UNC a strong contender.

"One thing was the turnaround season that they had last year and how they put things together the year before that," Ware said. "And Butch Davis had a lot to do with it."

Along with his parents, Ware arrived in Chapel Hill on Monday morning and received the red carpet treatment from the get-go.

Shortly after arriving, Ware was given a tour of the campus.

"[The campus] was amazing," Ware said. "It's a place where I could see myself."

During the camp's afternoon session, Ware worked out at wide receiver under the guidance of Charlie Williams.

"It was good," Ware said. "We didn't really go into detail much. [Williams] was just telling me to do whatever and I just did it."

In the subsequent session, Ware was moved to the linebacker group.

"They asked me [to work out at linebacker] to see how I'd do," Ware said. "I got the feel for it. But as far as the drills and stuff it was ok, but that's not a position that I'm really feeling."

UNC is recruiting Ware now primarily as a wide receiver with plans to motion him into the backfield.

"They said basically I'll be an offensive player," Ware said. "They said the ball is going to be in my hands a lot."

At Princeton High, Ware has started exclusively at quarterback since his freshman year. In three seasons, he has accumulated 2,433 yards and 44 touchdowns on 468 rushes (5.2-yard average) and 5,265 yards and 34 touchdowns on 371/648 passing (57%).

Ware said he is open to playing wide receiver – and running back – on the collegiate level.

"I don't think it would be harder," Ware said of a move from quarterback. "I think it would be easier, because there are less things I have to worry about at wide receiver or running back. For example, the quarterback has to know everybody's routes [and] where everyone has got to be at all times, but at wide receiver you just need to know where you've got to be."

Before leaving campus Tuesday morning, Ware met one-on-one with Butch Davis.

"[He was] just basically saying how he wanted his coaching staff to look up players that are talented and versatile," Ware said. "Then he was going on about how much he cares about stuff other than football, like education. He said he has a coaching staff that wants to impact a player's life each day."

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