Ware Commits to UCLA

The Corona (Calif.) Centennial receiver, Barry Ware, is the first Bruin commit in 2014...

One of the big mysteries of the early recruiting season was why hadn't anyone offered Barry Ware a scholarship yet. The athlete has immense talent with size, speed, hands and toughness.

"He committed on Thursday," Husky coach Matt Logan said. "Barry is a great player We had Ricky Marvray here a few years ago and he was a great player for us but Barry is two inches taller, 15 pounds heavier and just as fast. He plays with the same competiveness and toughness and he's a great kid as well."

Ware caught 45 balls for 1,095 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and has significant upside to him. When we talked with Ware on Tuesday following his offer, it definitely sounded like it was just a matter of time before he announced for the Bruins.

"I was there for Junior Day last month and just felt a connection with the school and the coaches," Ware said Tuesday. "I really love the place and can't imagine finding a better fit for me. They have a great program and they're definitely on the rise.

"I also like the location and it's a big bonus that my family can come up and see me anytime. I've always liked UCLA and my family does too. I know receiver is a big need for them and they offered a few other receivers today as well. I really think I might commit to make sure I lock in my spot and like I said, you can't do better than UCLA."

True enough, Ware locked in his spot and is the first public commitment for UCLA in the 2014 class.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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