Warmack's Snow Day Scholarship
After a brutal winter storm dropped almost a foot of snow on parts of the Kansas City metro area, Blue Springs (MO) running back Dalvin Warmack spent his first snow day of 2013 at home. He got a good workout in, and a better nap. It was just an ordinary blizzard. Until Coach Kelly Donahoe picked up the phone and dialed his star junior. "I was laying here, and Coach Donahoe called and said K-State was offering," the 2014 prospect said, a smile spreading across his face. "I was surprised. I thought he was just calling to check up on me, because I didn't go to school the day before." "He said I earned it, keep working hard, and, hopefully, now that they've offered, more schools will start offering too." Warmack is no ordinary running back. The 2012 winner of the Thomas A. Simone Award, Warmack was honored as the most outstanding high school player in Kansas City after leading Blue Springs to the Missouri Class 6 State Championship. He ran for 2,279 yards, scoring 45 total touchdowns, earning first team All-Conference, All-Metro, and All-State honors. "I was just laying around, relaxing, enjoying a day off from school," he said with a laugh. "Then, out of nowhere, I'm getting an offer from a school that I've always watched and followed and been a fan of." "It's really cool," he trailed off. "It's unbelievable." The 5-foot-9, 177-pound RB is well-aware of Coach Bill Snyder's record of turning diminutive ball carriers into stars in the Kansas State backfield. "They usually have smaller backs, 5-foot-6, 5-foot-7, 180-pounds, that just run all over the place," Warmack said. "Coach Donahoe said something about Darren Sproles, and me being just a little bit taller than him." Asked what an offer from a program like Kansas State means to him, Warmack answered confidently. "It lets me know that, even though I'm not six-foot, I can fit into someone's offense. It's awesome."
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