Wide receiver Barry Ware of Centennial High School in Corona, Calif. officially became part of the 2014 Washington State recruiting class when he faxed in his letter of intent of National Signing Day. Ware was once committed to UCLA before decommitting on Nov. 25 and also held offers from Utah and Fresno State.
Ware is given a composite 3-star rating by 247 Sports, but the site ranks the receiver as a 4-star and the No. 48 wideout prospect in the country. Rivals, ESPN and Scout all tab Ware as a 3-star recruit and all three services rank him around No. 100 positionally on the national level.
There's little doubt that Ware will end up on the outside in Mike Leach's Air Raid system. At 6-foot-3, 190 he's projected to step into the "X" position that Vince Mayle and Dom Williams will occupy in 2014. Because of that talented duo, a redshirt seems likely for Ware, but Leach's staff has been known to give young guys time who prove they can play.
While wide receiver prospects don't seem as exciting for a WSU squad that is loaded at the position currently, much of that depth will graduate in the next two years. Ware will be part of a big 2014 receiver class that should step in and get plenty of targets by 2016.
Check out Ware for yourself with these highlights, which incorrectly peg him as a UCLA commit: