One of the west coast’s best all-around players has picked up two offers recently. The player is running back/athlete Aaron Ware (6-1, 190, 4.47) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian. Ware has strong ties to UCLA and the Bruins are one of the teams that offered. Does that mean that Ware is Westwood bound?
The truth is Ware is not necessarily a slam dunk for UCLA. If he was a slam dunk Ware would have said yes when offered.
Ware’s ties to UCLA do run deep however. His brother is former UCLA defensive back Matt Ware who is entering for the NFL Draft.
Older brother Matt wasn’t the only member of the Ware family to attend UCLA. Both of Ware’s parents are also UCLA alums.
While Bruins fans hope that Ware follows in his parent’s and his Brother Matt’s footsteps and decides to continue is academic career at UCLA. There are plenty of schools that would like to end the Ware family pipeline to UCLA.
Besides UCLA, Ware has an offer from Duke. As a matter of fact, the Blue Devils were the first team to offer Ware a scholie.
The skillful running back is also hearing from the likes of Alabama, Michigan, Washington and Oregon. The list of offers for Ware will definitely increase as the spring progresses.
One of the reasons that Ware is attracting such attention is he brings a lot of athleticism and versatility to the table.
“Aaron is fortunate that he has the ability to play running back or any of the four defensive back positions on the next level,” Oaks Christian head coach Bill Redell said. “As an athlete Aaron is in the Russell White category.”
Redell coached the former great Cal Bear All-American running back Russell White in high school.
“Aaron has great speed and a good change of pace,” Redell said. “He can change direction and be at full speed after one step.”
Ware was timed in the 100 at 10.58 hand held when he was a freshman. He didn’t participate in track as a sophomore because he tore his hamstring.
For his career as a running back, Ware has rushed for approximately 4,600 yards and scored 55 touchdowns.
Look for Ware to see some action in the defensive backfield in 2004 as well as continue to tote the football for Oaks Christian.