Highland Springs lineman Suirad Ware (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit804)
Highland Springs DL Suirad Ware continues to flex, secures offer from Wagner College
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
In order to grow, we must allow ourselves to step outside of our comfort zone to make the necessary steps needed to prosper in this life we’re given. For Highland Springs starting defensive lineman Suirad Ware, this could mean leaving Virginia and all that he currently knows to chase his dreams. The Highland Springs product has been courted by many collegiate programs as of late, but it seems as though Wagner College has taken to an immediate liking of what he could possibly bring to its program. This is why on Tuesday evening; the Seahawks coaching staff pulled the trigger with an offer for the talented defensive lineman.
“I appreciate the offer, but it doesn’t stop my grind,” Ware explained. “I believe that patience is key and I know that there is a reason for everything.”
Wagner College is located in Staten Island, New York competing in the Northeast Conference alongside programs such as St. Francis, Sacred Heart, Robert Morris, Mount St. Marys, and Bryant among others. The Seahawks are attempting to recover from a 4-7 season which is the second-consecutive year in which they’ve finished with a losing record. The acquisition of Ware could bolster a Wagner defense that watched its 2018 team captain and starting defensive lineman Charbel Dabire become a draftee of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
However, Wagner is either going to have to wait in line or make itself a little more noticeable moving forward. Ware (2020 DL 6-2 250) is also receiving interest from James Madison, Villanova, Wake Forest, and East Carolina among others. Within the next couple of weeks he is looking to set up visits to both Coastal Carolina and James Madison.
If there is an early front-runner, all eyes would have to be on Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers have already hosted Ware once this year and it would appear as though they are lining up a second visit with All-State defensive lineman. Not to mention it was the first program to take a chance on Ware providing him with his first offer back in mid-April. From here on out, it’s all about establishing a comfortable pace for what’s to come throughout the duration of his recruiting process.
“My coaches have given me a pretty good understanding of the recruiting process,” Ware stated. “I’m good so far.”
– Brandon Mitchell