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Cougars add receiver Barry Ware to roster

WSU brings in some much needed depth to the wide receiver position as a highly touted recruit is added to the roster.

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Barry Ware was once a very exciting UCLA verbal commit who then became a very exciting WSU verbal commit that ended up signing with the Cougs. Then, after all that excitement, Barry Ware more or less disappeared (in a college football sense).

The mysterious man returned today and showed up unannounced at WSU practice today. WSU beat writer Jacob Thorpe was the first to report on the appearance of  the 3-star wide receiver from Corona, California. You can read more about his scouting reports in our signing day article reporting on his official commitment.

Thorpe wrote up his report on Ware around 9 o'clock last night, but our very own Michael Preston scooped Thorpe's article by getting the very same Thorpe on his excellent podcast, The CougCenter Hour. Here's what Thorpe had to say about Ware:

We finally got a look at Barry Ware. He was on the roster for about a month and we never saw him and then he disappeared from the roster, but his name was back there today, number 81. You know, he didn't do a whole lot, they can't put him in pads yet. But he ran around a bit, caught a few passes. He's a good looking athlete, he definitely looks 6' 2", he looks pretty well filled out, he's fast. I don't think we'll see him play this year, probably, but they added a couple of inside guys in this recruiting class and now they look like they have somebody who can play the outside for when Vince Mayle and Kristoff Williams and Dom Williams and those guys depart next year.

Listen to the full episode of Michael's CougCenter Hour for more with Thorpe, other great insight on the Cougs and, of course, the best Ocean's Eleven talk you can find in a college sports podcast.

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