Kevin Ware Tweet
Tennessee basketball signee Kevin Ware used his Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon to announce his intentions to stick with the Vols despite Bruce Pearl being fired on Monday.
"VFL" read Ware's tweet, the letters standing for "Vol For Life,'' according to Ware, a 6-foot-4 senior guard at Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Ga., and the No. 56 player in the nation according to Rivals.com.
"As long as they hire a good coach I can trust, I'll want to be at Tennessee,'' said Ware, who on Monday faxed a request to the NCAA and UT to be released from his National Letter of Intent. "Bruce Pearl had a dominant part in me coming to Tennessee, and when I'd come up, I got to know other people real well.''
Vols interim head coach Houston Fancher spoke to Ware's father, Wesley, Wednesday morning.
"Jordan (McRae) said he thought they were going to hire a really good coach,'' Ware said. "Tennessee, to me, it's more than just a basketball relationship.''
Ware said he has not spoken with UT athletic director Mike Hamilton.
On Tuesday, the Vols' other Class of 2011 signee, Chris Jones, told the Memphis Commercial Appeal that he has requested a release from his National Letter of Intent.
Jones, a guard ranked 39th by Rivals.com, is enrolled at Evelyn Mack Academy in Charlotte, N.C.