Willie Warren hearing from new schools

Willie Warren, a high-scoring guard from Fort Worth, Texas, is starting to gain the attention of a few new schools, including a pair of Big East programs. Scout.com has the latest.

Willie Warren, a high-scoring guard from Fort Worth, Texas, is starting to gain the attention of a few new schools, including a pair of Big East programs.

A five-star prospect and Scout.com's No. 6 rated shooting guard in the class of 2008, Warren just wrapped up competing at the USA Developmental Festival in Colorado Springs. Next month, Warren will show his talent before college coaches at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, OH, before heading south for the Nike Peach Jam.

Warren, who told Scout.com last month that's he's "wide-open" in his recruitment, is headed to national power Oak Hill Academy in the fall.

"I've been getting text messages from coaches, but I haven't really been replying to any of them," Warren told the KentuckySportsReport.com. "Right now I'm just concentrating on improving my game and playing against good competition.

"I know a few new schools have gotten involved. Arizona, Louisville and Marquette are showing a lot of interest and trying to get my attention. But I'm not too worried about recruiting at the moment. I know people are worried about things like rankings or who is coming after me. Right now I don't care where I'm ranked. I don't care if I'm ranked No. 1 or No. 150. Coaches don't look at a guy's ranking, they look at his ability. So I'm doing all I can to develop myself before I get to the college level."

Warren said he'll listen to recruiting pitches from all schools.

"I don't have any favorites right now so I'll listen to what they all have to say," Warren said. "There are a few schools that have been recruiting me for a while that I would say are a little bit higher on my list, though."

Kentucky, Texas, Kansas, Baylor, Florida, Oklahoma State, UConn, Arkansas, Indiana, UCLA and Maryland are also involved in Warren's recruitment.


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