Despite mother's illness, Warren staying

Freshman standout will remain in Tallahassee despite rumors stating otherwise.

Tight end Brandon Warren is an important piece to the Florida State roster.

In his freshman season, the Alcoa, Tenn. native became a legitimate offensive threat for a team that struggled to move the ball and put points on the board. A position that was once forgotten on an FSU team, Warren made the tight end spot relavent in the garnet and gold.

It's those factors that made Seminole Nation all the more worried when rumors began to swirl in recent weeks that No. 1 was thinking of transferring to be closer to home.

What some might not realize, however, is the circumstances surrounding the rumors.

While Warren reiterated Monday that he is not transferring, there has been something that has been pulling him in the other direction.

And rightfuly so.

His mother is battling with cancer. Her battle with the disease and her son's distance from home has been extremely difficult.

"That's the thing," Warren admitted Monday, "that's what everybody is talking about. My mom wants me to come back."

Warren says that despite his mother's request, she also understands that he wants to remain a Seminole.

"She knows I want to be here," Warren said. "She wants me to do what I want to do."

After the Emerald Bowl, Warren said that he is "definitely" ready to get home and spend some time with his family.

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