Princeton’s Ware picks up scholarship offer from Ohio State

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Jim Tressel likes to sign at least an “athlete” type prospect or two each recruiting season, then figure out exactly where to play that prospect once he gets to Ohio State. Star Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton junior Spencer Ware definitely fits that description.  Ware has three scholarship offers on the table, including an offer from the Buckeyes, but is not sure what position he has been offered for.


Jim Tressel likes to sign at least an “athlete” type prospect or two each recruiting season, then figure out exactly where to play that prospect once he gets to Ohio State.

Star Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton junior Spencer Ware definitely fits that description.  Ware has three scholarship offers on the table, including an offer from the Buckeyes, but is not sure what position he has been offered for.

“I really don’t know,” Ware said.  “The letters just say I have a scholarship offer.”

The 5-foot-11 and 210-pound Ware has been the Vikings starting quarterback since his freshman year.  He played in the secondary a little during his sophomore season.

Ware threw for 2200 yards and rushed for 982 during his sophomore season.  He accounted for 35 touchdowns, passing for 17 and running for 18.  Ware threw six interceptions.

Though his team has won just once in their first three games this season, Ware has played well.  He has thrown for 654 yards and rushed for 131.

When asked if he would like to play quarterback at the next level, Ware said, “I don’t know with my height.  I could play running back or on defense, like at safety.”

Ware was surprised when he received an offer from the Buckeyes.

“I was shocked,” he said.  “I had no idea it was coming.  I was excited when it came in the mail.”

Ware listed Ohio State, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, LSU, Miami and Cincinnati as schools he is interested in.  In addition to Ohio State, Ware said he has written offers from Cincinnati, Tennessee and Duke.

“I don’t have a favorite, really,” he said.

Ware is also a very good shortstop on the Princeton baseball team.  He had close to a .400 batting average his sophomore season.

“I’d like to try and play both sports in college,” Ware said.

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