LSU’s baseball success has helped the recruitment of the 5-foot-11, 215-pound all-purpose back as he has been following the College World Series with a watchful eye.
“Yeah, its great what they are doing out in Omaha,” said Spencer Ware. “They are a great baseball team, and I love both sports, so the success they are having is most definitely having an impact on my recruitment towards LSU.
“I have not talked to Coach Mainieri yet, but I’m sure I will get to later on this summer.”
As far as camps go, Ware is planning on attending a few of high interest in his recruitment.
“I’m going to Ohio State and LSU next month, so I’m going to be real busy.”
What attracts Ware to those schools?
“Ohio State is a winning program, with a lot of players that I know from the area,” he said. “LSU, I just like the way they play football ... with intensity. I could most definitely see myself fitting in to their scheme.”
LSU Offensive Line coach Greg Studrawa is staying in touch with Ware, but the No. 11 ranked projected running back says that the North Carolina staff stays in touch the most frequently.
“UNC is in an awesome college town (Chapel Hill) and the coaching staff has a lot of experience in both the college ranks and in the pros,” he said.
“Coach Stud is a really cool, fun guy and even though they have not sent me an official offer, they have pretty much said that it will come,” he added.
Ware is a versatile back with a quick one-move change in direction that reminds one of Marion Barber.
He has great vision to get through holes quickly and he boasts a 4.6 forty along with a 37 inch vertical. His 215-pound frame keeps a lot of plays alive as he is very tough to bring down once he gets his momentum rolling forward.
The Cincinnati-native had 32 total touchdowns last season with 15 by arm and another 17 with his legs. He maintains a 2.8 core GPA with an 18 on his ACT.
Where are the chances LSU can land the big man?
“It’s LSU and UNC up at the top with the other schools kind of leveled off underneath them,” Ware said. “I can’t wait to get down to the camps.”