"I'm going to N.C. State," Warren told Scout.com in an exclusive interview.
"I feel like they are on the come up," he said. "I just want to go in there and help bring the excitement back to Raleigh, N.C."
Mark Gottfried and his staff spent a considerable amount of time tracking Warren since getting the job. Assistants Orlando Early and Bobby Lutz played roles in his decision as well.
"The coaching staff has been on me all summer, since my whole high school season," Warren said. "They stayed on me real hard. They communicate with my family all the time. I just had that feeling about N.C. State."
"Me and coach Early kept in contact all this time," he added. "We just had that great relationship. Coach Lutz is a great guy too."
"We are all from N.C.," Warren said. "Why not do it at home and do it in front of everybody and our family. We just want to bring the program back to where it needs be."
"I know them real well," he added. "I played with Rodney during AAU 12 and under and I've played with Tyler at all the camps in the summer."
Warren, a product of the Garner Road travel team program, put together a strong final summer on the circuit and was especially impressive at the LeBron James Skills Academy in July.
"I see myself fitting in well [at N.C. State]," he said. "I'll get out and create and make plays and score the basketball."
Warren, a five-star prospect who will finish his last year at Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy, is ranked No. 22 overall in the 2012 class.