Ware loves Trojan tempo

Cedar Hill (Texas) running back Aca'Cedric Ware is committed to USC, but his trip to Los Angeles was only the first official visit he will take before signing day. Accompanied by his five-star teammate DaMarkus Lodge, the Trojans set the bar high.

Cedar Hill (Texas) four-star running back Aca’Cedric Ware officially visited USC this weekend as a Trojan commit.

With Cedar Hill’s lone bye week of the season in the books, Ware’s second trip to Los Angeles is as well.

“I had a great experience,” said Ware. “My dad and uncle has a great experience, and I think DaMarkus (Lodge) had a lot of fun too.

“I got a lot out of the trip. I saw the players play and the coaches coach. USC plays at a fast pace and I like that. It intrigues me because that’s how we play at Cedar Hill. I loved it.”

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has often said that the Trojans offense is run-first regardless of the tempo used. Ware wanted to see if USC walked the walked and didn’t just talk the talk when it came down to being committed to the run.

“That really set my fire about the school,” said Ware. “I saw them running the ball with my own eyes and it made me feel really good about my decision.

“I can see their offensive line is huge and they can open some big holes for me. I loved it. I loved everything about how they rant the ball.”

Ware shared visit hosts with fellow USC commit, Chuma Edoga. Both recruits spent the weekend with redshirt freshman defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow and redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Zach Banner.

“That guy Zach Banner, yeah, that guy is nice,” said Ware. “I can’t wait to run behind that guy. I hung out with Chuma and a couple other commits too. I felt really comfortable around those guys. I could see myself playing with them.”

While Ware unofficially visited USC for the Rising Stars Camp in June, there were a few things he saw this weekend he did not get to see over the summer.

“We went up to Beverly Hills and a few other places,” said Ware. “I also saw the full campus this time. I got to meet up with a couple of engineering majors and see those facilities. I also got to see how the campus is on game day, so that really fired me up about the school.”

The visit to USC came with rave reviews from Ware, but he still plans on seeing other schools officially as well. Iowa and Ole Miss remain on the docket with another school gaining interest with Ware and his teammate, Darrell Miller.

“Iowa and Ole Miss and Ohio State will probably get visits,” said Ware. “I’m going to Ohio State with Darrell Miller and the plan is for DaMarkus and I to go to Ole Miss together.

“I still want to take all five of my trips, but I just have to find time. I have to go when our team isn’t playing and their teams are playing.”

Five-star wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge accompanied Ware on the trip to Los Angeles. Just recently de-committing from Texas A&M, Ware got nothing but positive vibes from Lodge about USC.

“I can tell he loved it,” said Ware. “I got a good vibe from him — I could just tell by the look on his face. Now as far as going to USC, I don’t know. He hasn’t shared that with me.

“I guess he is going to keep that to himself and tell people when the time comes. He told me Oklahoma, Ole Miss and USC are all on his list. He’s going to take it slow and weigh out his options.”


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