New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter Randy Rosetta tweeted the news around 3 p.m. ET on Friday. Ware had been a sophomore standout for LSU in 2011, earning a nod to the Second-Team All-SEC squad and leading the Tigers with 177 carries and nine touchdowns. His 707 rushing yards were second on the team that year.
However, Ware lost a lot of usage in 2012, finishing the season with only 367 yards and a single touchdown on 94 carries in 12 games and just four starts. Ware did haul in 18 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown on the season.
The native of Cincinnati, Ohio wasn't the only Tiger to make the move to the NFL on Friday. Linebacker Kevin Minter, safety Eric Reid, cornerback Tharold Simon and punter Brad Wing all elected to forgo their senior year and enter the NFL Draft.