Nigel Warrior already has assembled an impressive offer list as his junior year gets underway and he added to it Tuesday.
Michigan State came through Atlanta Westlake and the safety earned an offer from the Spartans in the process.
“It felt good,” Warrior said. “I still can’t believe that. I’m just doing what I’m supposed to be doing on the field, so they keep coming in. It makes me feel like I’m doing my job but I just need to keep getting better.”
Normally the state of Georgia is a recruiting ground for offensive coordinator Dave Warner, but it was a different Michigan State coach that came to Westlake on Tuesday.
”It was Coach Burton,” he said. “He was telling me that he was coming and that Coach Warner wanted to come down but he couldn’t come down, so he told me I had an offer.”
The 6-foot, 177-pound Warrior had been hearing from the Spartans for at least the past month. As for why he was offered, it was a matter of his style of play.
“He likes how I play on the field, hitting, covering and my footwork,” he said.
He said he would like to take a visit to Michigan State, adding he does not know a lot about Michigan State school-wise, but does when it comes to football.
”They have a great defense and their DBs are really good,” he said. “They are like a Top-10 defense.”
Warrior is a Tennessee legacy as his father, Dale Carter, was an All-American for the Vols. He said it has been a great experience being recruited by the school where his father played.
“It’s pretty good,” he said. “The team that picked him up said I played just like him. He has been teaching me some things that he learned in the NFL and stuff like that.
”It feels like I’m him basically.”
His father also has given him some recruiting advice: Wait.
“He just tells me to wait for my senior year and really decide then where I really want to go to,” Warrior said.