Warren Enjoys Pack Visit

NC State is one of several programs in hot pursuit of Brewster Academy (NH) wing T.J. Warren. The elite prospect discussed his recent visit to NC State with Pack Pride.

T.J. Warren was one of the hottest recruits on the summer AAU circuit, and his hard work paid off with scholarship offers from programs such as NC State, Kentucky, Florida, Georgetown, and Ohio State among others.

On Tuesday night he made the short drive over to NC State with his family so he could visit the Wolfpack.

"It was really good," Warren said of his trip. "I got to know the coaching staff even more. It was wonderful. I wanted to sit down and talk to them some more about their plans, and that's what we did.

"We talked a lot about their offense and how they would use me if I went there. They were telling me what my role would be on the team. They said they are recruiting the best players and want them on the floor so they can win a national championship."

Warren is considered one of the top pure scorers in the 2012 class, and he feels that would be his role if he attended NC State.

"I can score and the coaches were telling me that's what I would do for them," he said. "They were telling me I'm a scorer, and they want their guys to make plays. I think it fits my style."

The Wolfpack has also made Warren a priority, and he says that he has noticed it.

"Coach Gottfried, coach Lutz, and coach Early are all recruiting me for State," he said. "They are all good guys. The thing is I've got relationships with each of them. Having them all come to my games this summer shows how much they want me to go there and play for them.

"I'm real comfortable at State. Being right here, I've talked to most of the players on the team like C.J. [Leslie] and Lorenzo [Brown]. They've been telling me how it is. I also know the commitments, Tyler [Lewis] and Torian [Graham], real well too."

Checking in at 6-foot-8 and 230 pounds, Warren is currently rated a four-star prospect and the No. 8 small forward in the country by Scout.com. Because of his size and skillset, he is capable of playing multiple positions.

"College coaches say I can play the three and maybe the two or the four-spot," said Warren. "I think they just want me to go out there and make plays for them."

Next up for Warren is a visit to North Carolina on Thursday and he plans on taking trips to Florida and Kentucky later in August. He maintains that he doesn't have a leader and is not close to making a decision.

"I'm wide open," he said. "I'm going to take my officials visits [in the fall], and I've been thinking about making a decision closer to Christmas."

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