A little more than a month after he entered the transfer portal, former Missouri cornerback Jarvis Ware committed to the Central Florida and coach Gus Malzahn on Monday night.

Ware, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, appeared in five games last season after played in 10 during the 2019 season for Mizzou. The Apopka, Florida native played in 28 games across three seasons with the Tigers, and made 51 total tackles, with six passes defended and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown against Florida.

The move reunites Ware with former Missouri secondary coach David Gibbs, who is now in the same role with the Knights. UCF went 6-4 in 2020 and hired Malzahn as its new coach.

His Mizzou bio is below:

Under-the-radar find by Mizzou’s coaches who picked up a lot of steam on the recruiting trail after Mizzou jumped in … Athletic and relentless player who has a physical presence with tremendous size … Clocked a 4.6 40-yard dash, 4.15 shuttle and 35-inch vertical at a Nike prospect camp … Boasts dynamic ball skills as he was used as both a kick and punt returner as a senior … Also turned in a pair of pick-six touchdowns as a senior … Has the ability to play the run as well with a downhill and physical approach … 247Sports rated him as a three-star prospect while he was rated as a two-star prospect at corner by Rivals … Part of a Wekiva defense that allowed just 8.6 points per game while racing to a 10-1 record and a spot at the Class 8A state playoffs in 2017 … Had four interceptions as a senior, taking two back for scores … Averaged 6.0 tackles per game as a senior … Also boasted one kick return TD, from 91 yards out … Chose Mizzou over offers from Oregon, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Central Florida, among others … Primary recruiter: Ryan Walters … Cited his relationship with Walters as a key reason for his commitment.