It sounds almost funny to say it but for the first time in a very long time, FSU offensive coaches have to worry about opposing defenses scheming against the Seminole tight ends.
All thanks to freshman tight end Brandon Warren.
The Alcoa, Tenn. native has become a legitimate receiving threat for a program that has traditionally shied away from getting the TE the ball on a regular basis. Through five games, Warren is No. 2 on the team in receptions with 15 for 168 yards and a score.
"One of the reasons I came to Florida State was to make a difference," Warren said. "I think I am starting to do that but there's a lot more that I hope to accomplish. I know that defenses are going to be watching me but I was used to that in high school."
Perhaps a sign of faith that FSU coaches already have in Warren was evident on FSU's 99-yard drive against NC State last Thursday.
Backed against their own goal line, Warren took a pass off the goal line for the first down but fumbled it after a defender ran into him. The ball was recovered by the Seminoles and eventually capped off with a touchdown by Warren himself. The first of his career.
The error could have been a costly one but quarterback Drew Weatherford continued to look for one of his favorite targets on the drive.
"The coaches have faith in my abilities," Warren said. "I just have to keep getting better and show them that I deserve to keep having plays called for me."
In addition to his growing legend at tight end, Warren still has hopes of making a splash at defensive end at some point in his career.
He told RenegadeReport.com about a month or so ago that the plan was to possibly work in with the defense by the NC State game. It didn't happen obviously but he says at some point he wants to give it a shot.
"I really want to rush the passer and hit somebody," Warren said. "I am going to talk to Coach (Jody) Allen about it soon."
Warren causing problems for defenses
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