LSU jumped into the top group for Rivals.com four-star athlete Spencer Ware of Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton after the Tigers offered him this past spring, but they still have work to do to assume the highest spot on his list. They will get that chance later this month when the 5-11, 220-pound Ware makes a visit to Baton Rouge.
"I was thinking about [visiting] sometime this month," Ware said. "I'm going to see how they plan on using me, who else they plan on bringing in at that position, how long the coaches have been there, how long they are going to stay there and just everything, really."
The top of Ware's list currently consists of North Carolina, LSU, Ohio State and Oregon with the Tar Heels and Tigers holding a significant lead over the other two programs. Those four teams are the only ones he is seriously considering at this point.
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"North Carolina is a little bit in front of LSU at the moment pretty much because I've been able to visit them," Ware said. "I plan on taking a look at LSU, but it is kind of iffy if I will take another unofficial visit before my official visits.
"I'm basically taking my time, really. I'm pretty sure I am going to finish out the process late. It will probably take me awhile."
North Carolina is recruiting Ware as a slot receiver, but LSU has talked about safety, running back and receiver as possible positions for Ware. The nation's No. 104 ranked prospect has primarily played quarterback thus far in his high school career, amassing over 4,000 passing yards, 2,400 rushing yards and accounting for 78 touchdowns.
Ware has been adamant since early in the process that he wanted to get out of Big Ten country to play college ball, but he clarified that location is not as important as the merits of each individual college.
"[Location] really doesn't matter, because which school fits me is where I'm going," Ware said.