High School Graduation: 2026
South Holland, IL, USA
Tell us about yourself...
My name is Jaylen Ware, and I am 15 years old. I attend Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois, where my G.P.A. is 4.2. I absolutely love the game of baseball. My brother and myself were introduced to the game by my father, Michael Ware. My father played college baseball at Austin Peay University and is a Lieutenant at the Police Department. My mother, Taketia Ware, ran track in college at Southern Illinois University. I am so thankful for my parents; they support my brother and me in everything we decide to pursue.
How did you find out about the eda?
Earnest Horton and Marcus Nettles
WHAT DOES THE EDA OPPORTUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
This scholarship means a ton to me. Honestly, I am shocked and honored to receive this scholarship. I believe in working hard, and everyone will see your work. I love baseball, and I will work hard to achieve my dreams.
Share a little bit about your background...
I was born 3 1/2 months premature. My parents tell me how resilient I was as a baby and that story drives me to work hard because God has blessed me with a great life.
tell us one fun fact about yourself...
I wear a size 15 shoe, and the Elite Development Academy’s Chicago Combine was the first event since my broken wrist.
What career would you like to do?
I want to be a professional baseball player when I grow up. My father always tells me to follow my dreams but also to have a plan to do something else. I would like to be a doctor and pursue medicine.