Broken Arrow ATH thriving on versatility

MOORE, Okla. -- When asked how many positions Quad Ware (Broken Arrow, Okla.) can play, he responded with two words.

“A lot,” he said while smiling after Broken Arrow's 56-7 road win Thursday over Moore (Okla.) Southmoore, in which he caught two touchdown passes and threw for another.

Ware, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound uncommitted senior, may be the most athletic player on a talented Broken Arrow roster. Ware can line up in multiple positions, and he showed on Thursday just how valuable he can be if fully utilized.

“I can play running back, receiver, DB, linebacker … I just enjoy football,” Ware said. “I want to show that I’m an athlete, and I can play both sides of the ball. I’ve worked very hard, and I can get the job done.”

Ware caught four passes for 137 yards. He also threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to receiver Levi Copelin on the first play of the game, which seemed to take the sails out of Southmoore early.

Ware said he has been in contact with Louisiana-Monroe, Nebraska, Houston, Division II, Central Oklahoma, and some other schools. Broken Arrow coach Steve Spavital believes Ware’s versatility will get him anywhere on the field in college, but he feels his natural position is on the defensive side of the ball.

“We’ve got him on the offensive side because we need him, but I see him a lot at safety,” Spavital said. “He’s tough and can maneuver around the field. Even though we have him on offense, he has that defensive mentality. He would be a great safety for somebody.”