Update on Rasshan and Ware

Two football prospects committed to UCLA, quarterback <b>Osaar Rasshan</b> and athlete <b>Aaron Ware</b>, provide us an update on their senior season. One of them is still speaking to other colleges, with UCLA's permission...

Osaar Rasshan and Aaron Ware are two of the top 100 players in the California class of 2005. Both committed to the Bruins early in the process and are having good seasons.

One of them is 100% solid in his commitment, while the other is committed, but is speaking with a couple other schools.

Rasshan and Ware could be the future of the Bruins' backfield if Ware ends up on offense and Rasshan stays at quarterback, like the staff expects him to. The quarterback prospect has led Garey to a 4-4 record this fall, but they have dropped the past three games. "It started out well, but has kind of been bad lately," said Rasshan. "We have dropped our last three games. We hope to bounce back against Los Altos this Friday."

On the season, he has passed for 1,450 yards, 20 touchdowns, and nine picks. Showing his mobility, the Garey star has also rushed for 730 yards and 10 touchdowns. "I have also been playing a little defense. The first two games I played the whole games at free safety and after that I have just been playing on third downs."

He has 35 tackles and two interceptions in his time on defense.

Aaron Ware has led Oaks Christian to an 8-0 record. "We have pretty much rolled over everyone," he boasted. "We are looking to get back-to-back CIF championships. Our next game is against Bishop Diego, this Friday. Then we start the playoffs in three weeks."

Ware broke the 5,000 yard rushing plateau for his career this season, but admits he would have more stats if he played more. "In a lot of our games I am out by halftime since we are blowing every team out."

He has three receiving touchdowns and a "handful" of rushing touchdowns. On defense, he has one fumble recovery and one pick.

UCLA has still not decided what side of the ball they like him on. Ware said, "I talk with Coach Dorrell and Svoboda pretty often and they are still just telling me they like me as an athlete."

Since committing to UCLA, Ware has received a new scholarship offer from Duke, but not much else. "They all know where I am going. Since I committed to the Bruins, most other schools have backed off."

The same cannot be said for Rasshan. "Kansas State and San Diego State have been calling me every week. Kansas State tells me they like me at quarterback and San Diego State says they like me at quarterback, too. But, I think SDSU really likes me as more of an athlete. Both have requested to come to my house and speak with my parents."

Rasshan has spoken to UCLA about the contact from other schools. "The UCLA coaches have told me that it is cool if I feel the need to go visit either of those schools, but right now that is not in my plans," he said.

He speaks with UCLA assistant coach Eric Bieniemy every week.

Both athletes are fully qualified. Neither has scheduled their official visit to Westwood yet, but have been to many home games this season.

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