Kevin Ware will visit UGA this weekend and Louisville later this month, his family told the AJC on Sunday night.
The 6-foot-4 guard from Rockdale County High School is ranked as the nation’s No. 56 college basketball prospect by Rivals. He signed with Tennessee in last November’s early period, but was granted a release by the Volunteers following the firing of coach Bruce Pearl. Ware pledged to Central Florida last month, only to de-commit 10 days later after allegations surfaced that Central Florida was assisted by a street agent in recruiting him.
Last week on Twitter, Ware announced his list of schools as — in no order — Kansas State, Kansas, UGA, UCLA and Louisville. He said he’d also consider Central Florida again, explaining in a tweet “depending on what’s going on at ucf once everything cleared up will determine if there on my list.”
UGA Mark Fox did not return phone calls and messages from the AJC on Sunday to confirm Ware’s recruiting trip with the Bulldogs. Fox was likely on the phone with 2012 Union Grove point guard Charles Mann, who was offered by the Bulldogs on Sunday night.
Back to K-Ware: We do know that both Louisville coach Rick Pitino and Fox both made in-home visits with Ware last month before he committed to Central Florida.
Ware has kept a low profile since de-committing from Central Florida. Here are his last comments to the AJC. The following day, Ware’s family confirmed they had read the New York Times article alleging that Central Florida used a convicted felon to recruit Ware and declined comment, other than to text “We appreciate those who have shown support.”
Ware says he intends to visit Louisville sometime after his May 27 graduation from high school.
RELATED: UGA’s Mark Fox and Florida State offered Union Grove High School 2012 point guard Charles Mann (6-5, 193) on Sunday, following an offer from national champion UConn last week. His childhood favorite is Georgia Tech, which is seriously interested but has not offered. (Go here to read more)
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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