Fort Dorchester is, of course, one of the sate’s powerhouse programs and in 2019 one of the top Patriots will be LB Darryle Ware (6-2 205). His recruiting is just starting to take shape and his only offer thus far is from Coastal Carolina. But the Gamecocks are interested and Saturday Ware came in for a visit so Will Muschamp and the defensive staff could take a closer look.
“We got to get up close and personal with the coaches the whole day,” Ware said. “That was one of the best parts because I felt like I was home. We toured the new facilities which were great. I can see that play a big role in recruiting players for a lot of those guys who pay attention to those type of things, but I try not to base any decisions on just facilities.”
Ware also went over to the Colonial Life Arena for the basketball game and that just added to his enjoyment of the day.
“The fans were hyped the whole game,” he said. “I remember laughing when one fan started to get really heated when the refs were making bad calls towards the end.”
The Gamecocks are still in evaluation mode with Ware but he’s already feeling a relationship starting to build.
“The coaches love me and my family,” Ware said. “They show nothing but love. Coach Muschamp told me that my final evaluation will be during the spring, so I’ve got to get ready now to show the boss how it’s done. The coaches love my size, length, speed, character, film and the things they look into for a player, but my final evaluation should be the spring he said.”
Ware said he’s also visited Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Coastal Carolina.