Finding A Way

There's no denying Madison County safety <b>Jonathan Warren</b> determination. Warren, the Cowboys' hard-hitting safety, fulfilled a childhood dream last Wednesday when he signed with Florida State. Warren, however, still must meet entrance requirments to enroll at FSU in August. Click here to read the latest on Warren's plans.

Madison County safety Jonathan Warrenwas busy on Saturday.

Warren took another crack at the ACT in the morning, then helped the Cowboys beat Hamilton County 117-108 in double overtime on Senior Night.

Warren scored 24 points for the Cowboys, who went hog wild, so to speak, in the overtime periods. Madison County scored 69 of its 117 points in the two, five-minute periods.

"It was wild -- everyone was scoring like crazy," Warren told TheTerritory Sunday afternoon.

"It was a lot of fun to win that game on Senior Night, too."

Warren says he also feels good about his latest attempt at the ACT. Warren also has pushed his grade-point average to 2.5.

"I am feeling really confident about that test," Warren said.

Despite his confidence, Warren also admits to making alternate plans if he's unable to meet NCAA entrance requirements. Warren says he would probably enroll at Hargrave Military Academy in Catham, Va.

"I've been talking to FSU and that's where I would probably go," Warren said.

"They want me to do the same thing DeCody (Fagg) did. That's fine with me. I am going to find my way to FSU no matter what."

Fagg, who signed with FSU last February, attended Hargrave after failing to meet entrance requirements as well. He attended one semester and passed his ACT, enrolling into FSU last month.

Fagg, who suffered a broken leg in preseason practice last August and did not play football at Hargrave, is hoping to be cleared for the start of spring drills next month.

Warren also is preparing to be ready physically to attend FSU, which recently mailed workout booklets to its 27 signees.

"It's great. It has all the lifts -- bench, press, squats, curling and conditioning," Warren said.

Warren also wants to help the Cowboys' underclassmen prepare for their senior season.

Linebacker Eugene Hayes is expected to be one of the state's top players, and he's already attracted serious interest from FSU and Florida as well. Additionally, cornerback Tyrone Weatherspoon, also a member of the Cowboys' hoop team, is attracting interest from state schools.

"I am just telling them to put God first, keep your grades up and keep working and you will make it," Warren said.

"Eugene is somthing else now. He's a linebacker who is running a 4.4 40 and he will come up and knock your head off, too. He's going to be one of the great ones to come out of this school.

"I know he really likes FSU, too. He's very excited about it and he says FSU has always been his favorite team."


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