JC Guard CoCo Ware Talks About Latest News

CoCo Ware has been one of the most talked about prospects since Fran McCaffery took over as the Iowa coach in March. The all-American JUCO guard from Mississippi has let it be known he wants to be a Hawkeye and would wait around until he was told it wouldn't happen. Hawkeye Insider caught up with Ware recently to find out the latest on his recruitment.

It appears that the relationship with Iowa and CoCo Ware has ended. The junior college all-American from Mississippi sounded like he would sign with a local school by Wednesday.

"We hope to have the paper work wrapped up by then," the East Mississippi Community College combo guard said on Monday.

Ware said that he spoke with Mississippi Valley State on Friday. They still had a scholarship for him but it was unclear if it would be there much longer. He took it.

The Hawkeye coaches had been in contact with Ware throughout the last few months since they took over in Iowa City. Those talks stopped a few weeks ago.

"I haven't heard anything from Iowa in a long time," Ware said. "It's been a while. I'm not even sure of the last time."

I spoke with Ware about two weeks ago and he said Iowa had recently contacted him and said they were still evaluating him. They wanted to look at more film and would get back to him in the next week.

You could hear the disappointment in Ware's voice on Monday. When I asked him if he was happy to have found a home he said, "Yeah, anything is better than nothing."

Ware indicated a few weeks ago that he would wait for Iowa, who still has three scholarships available for 2010, to make a decision on whether or not he would get a scholarship offer. However, it sounded like Mississippi Valley State needed an answer and he couldn't afford to be left out in the cold.

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