Coach Lilly Talks About Brandon Warren

One of the top signings for the Seminoles in the class of 2007 was Alcoa (TN) tight end Brandon Warren. The 6-3, 235 pound four-star standout is expected to possibly start for the Noles when the team squares off against the Miami Hurricanes on September 4th.

"We lost all three tight ends that played last year," Coach John Lilly said. "He along with redshirt freshman Charlie Graham and true freshman Caz Piurowski will all have a chance to play next season."

Warren's honors are amazing which explain why he's such a top athlete in multiple sports. As a sophomore, he was named defense player of the year in East Tennessee. As a senior he was selected defensive player of the year in the state. The all-state forward in basketball averages 17 points a game.

Seminole recruiting coordinator John Lilly thinks so highly of warren's athletic ability that he plans on using his star freshman both ways.

"I talked with defensive end Coach Jody Allen about getting him five to ten snaps a game at defensive end," he said. "We got to work out a practice schedule to get him time on both sides of the ball. This wasn't just recruiting talk because we think so much of him that we are serious about using him both ways."

As a senior, warren helped lead his team to a state championship by recording 600 yards receiving. As a junior, he also helped lead his to state by 45 catches for 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also added 20 sacks, 25 tackles for loss and 70 overall tackles.

"Brandon has god-given talent but he also has worked very hard to advance his skills," Lilly said. On film his explosiveness really stood out. He's s o smooth and he's got a knack for separating from the defenders after the catch. He's stronger and he will continue to get stronger on a year round weight lifting program. What's scary is that he's not even tapped out yet."

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