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Cincinnati ATH Ware high on the SEC

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Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton's Spencer Ware is one of the more unique prospects in the country for the class of 2010. At 5-11 and 230 pounds, Ware starred at quarterback in his junior season, accounting for 1,938 yards passing, 741 yards rushing and 28 total touchdowns.
Ware is not just an athlete playing quarterback. He has legitimate abilities at the quarterback position and could, conceivably, play that position at the college level. His size and speed, however, may be too valuable at another offensive skill position or on the defensive side of the ball to keep him at quarterback.
"I haven't sat down personally with coaches or coordinators, so basically I am just trying to play wherever I can and at whichever (position) they think I am best at," Ware said. "I would prefer to play on the offensive side of the ball."
Ohio State, Cincinnati, Duke, Wisconsin, West Virginia and N.C. State have already offered the Rivals250 To Watch prospect and many more teams are showing interest.
"All the offers had been well before Signing Day (except) North Carolina State. I just got that one a week or two ago," Ware reported. "Teams showing a lot of interest are North Carolina, LSU, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Illinois."
At this stage of the process, Ware is just sitting back and taking in all the offers and interest. He has barely begun to research the schools recruiting him, but does have some preferences going into the process that could play a factor in his ultimate decision.
"I'm a real, big fan of the SEC. I think my order of conferences is SEC, Big Ten, Big 12," Ware said. "My view is open to anywhere in the country and any school has the same chance."
Ware has not been to any Junior Days thus far and he is still sorting out which schools he will visit and when, but he does expect to start taking trips this spring.
"Pretty much I have been invited to all the Junior Days at the schools I named, but most of them are too far," Ware said. "I know one that I am going to take for sure, because I am highly interested in the school, which is Georgia. They've been sending me some mail and inviting me to a spring practice and Junior Day."
An Army Junior Combine participant in January, Ware is hoping to get an invite back to the game next year. He expects his decision will come sometime close to Signing Day.
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