"I'm planning to be released," Ware told Scout.com.
Ware, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound combo guard out of Conyers (Ga.) Rockdale County, said he has already talked to Tennessee and has applied for a release.
"They said UT received it already," Ware said. "Yesterday morning around 11 o'clock."
A four-star guard, Ware said he hasn't been given a timetable on when he would be released, but he's hoping it happens soon.
"No idea," he said. "Hopefully today being they already have it."
When he receives his release, he'll become a major target, as he'll be one of the best available guards in the 2011 class.
Ware committed to Tennessee in November of 2009.