Redemptorist receiver is ready to explode

Denzeil Warner knows that he is one of the top receivers in the state and the senior from Redemptorist is out to show everyone what he can do on national television next month.

Denzeil Warner doesn't have any offers yet, but that should change shortly. A 5-foot-11, 190-pound wide receiver/tight end with 4.5 speed, Warner will provide Redemptorist with an option in the passing game when workhorse RB Jeremy Hill isn't carrying the football.

Next month, Warner will be able to showcase his skills in front of the entire nation when the Wolves battle fellow 3A power Patterson on ESPN. In that game, Warner plans to make the best of his chance to make plays against highly-touted Patterson CB Dexter Aucoin, a Tulsa commit.

"We're really excited about that game," said Warner. "It's a great matchup that will feature two top backs in Jeremy Hill and Kenny Hilliard. The game is getting a lot of attention and it will be our first time in the spotlight at Redemptorist.

"It's something that we're ready to get to in a hurry, but we have to take care of some other things first, such as Catholic (Baton Rouge) in the jamboree and Southern Lab in Week One."

What does Warner have to say about the head-to-head matchup with Aucoin?

"I hear that he's going to line up wherever I line up," said Warner. "If I'm at wide receiver, I expect him to line up out there. If I'm at tight end, I expect him to move inside. It's a chance for me to prove that I'm one of the top wide receivers in the state."

The first game of the regular season, versus Southern Lab, will provide another interesting matchup for Warner.

"Last year, the Southern Lab game (a 39-0 Redemptorist win) was hostile," he said. "One of our wide receivers, Nico Talbert, used to go to school there and it's a big rivalry. They do have a pretty good corner in Michael Roach and it's always nice to get some good competition."

Warner is hearing from several schools, including Louisiana Tech, Houston, Texas Tech, Miami, and LSU.

"I like Tech. I didn't know that much about them until I talked to one of their grad assistants that I know. I've seen the depth chart and I feel like I could get some early playing time. I'll probably take an unofficial visit there."

Redemptorist just wrapped up its four day boot camp that included four-a-day practices.


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