Michigan hosted an unofficial visitor Tuesday as 2015 Rockwall (Tex.) running back Chris Warren and his mother made their way to Ann Arbor to familiarize themselves with the Wolverines’ coaching staff and football program, on and off the field.
“We got on campus yesterday and stayed from eight in the morning until about 6:30 at night,” Warren told GoBlueWolverine.
“They (the coaching staff) had a very positive vibe. It was almost like we were all family. They were just talking a lot about what goes on during school and what they expect”
Currently holding offers from Alabama, Baylor, Clemson, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas, Texas Tech, Tulsa and UCLA, Warren says a scholarship was discussed while on his Michigan visit, stating “they said it will come and don’t get antsy.”
Known for his exploits and production on the field after rushing for 1,059 yards and 15 touchdowns his sophomore season, Warren is far more than just a big, 6-2, 220-pound bruising back. Information absorbed from an educational standpoint during his time in Ann Arbor stood out as much as anything else.
“There’s a program that's unique to them called M-pact,” Warren said. “It's basically a program to help kids after football is over.”
Warren’s mother shared similar sentiments pertaining to the academic presentation and support offered to student-athletes at Michigan.
“She loves the fact that they are the number 14 university in the world,” he said.
Fresh off a visit to Ohio State as well, Warren said he plans to take an unofficial visit to Clemson before the summer is out and hopes to schedule more visits for games this fall.
Academics will be a significant factor in Warren’s eventual college decision, citing “graduation rate and success after college” as two critical aspects of his evaluation and recruiting process.
Warren says each school has “an equal spot” right now in his recruitment and is excited to aim for his goal of 1200 rushing yards this fall as camp gets underway in less than two weeks.