Crestview High School football player: Kentucky decision is final

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 03:28 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Denzel Ware’s on-again, off-again football recruiting process seems to be drawing to a close.

Ware, a rising senior and three-year starter on the Crestview High School football and basketball teams, has been full of surprises in recent months.

Last winter he committed to play football at Florida State, but shortly after the commitment, he withdrew from school and went to his childhood home in Opp, Ala.

Shortly after arriving in Opp, he committed to play at the University of Kentucky.

By the time the school year ended last month, Ware had re-enrolled at Crestview and withdrew commitment to Kentucky. Then, on a recent visit to the Kentucky campus, Ware again committed to the Wildcats — and he said this time, the commitment is sticking.

“I was going to stay with the first commitment, but that was without checking it (Kentucky) out,” he said. “I was going to wait and go up there to check out the campus and meet the coaching staff, as I did with Florida State.

“I went up there in June, and I always had a great deal of respect for coach (Mark) Stoops (former Florida State defensive coordinator).

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