Warmack Now Ready To Look Forward

Running back Dalvin Warmack of Blue Springs, Mo., has an ankle to rehab but he also has plenty of time to get past that high ankle sprain. He gutted it out early Friday night but eventually had to give in when he and his Wildcat teammates defeated Columbia Rock Bridge for the Missouri Class 6A state championship. It was Warmack and Blue Springs's second consecutive state title.

"Yeah, going in I was probably about 75 percent, and I went on it as long as I could," Warmack said of the high ankle sprain. "Rock Bridge was a good team and they had a lot of good athletes, really looked the part."

Of course, so did Blue Springs as Warmack's teammate Kaleb Prewett scored two touchdowns in the game with five catches for 96 yards and multiple big defensive plays.

Warmack and Prewett are both committed to Kansas State but each of them recently received an offer from Oklahoma State. As for Warmack, he sized up his situation this way.

"I'm not for sure (what I'm going to do)," he said. "I know coach (Jemal) Singleton (from Oklahoma State) is going to be here sometime this week, and I know I'm going to look at taking a visit (to Oklahoma State) sometime in the next couple of weeks. Right now I'd say it is status quo."

Warmack did speak up for another teammate in Darius Sheperd, who returned a punt 49 yards for a touchdown in the championship game and plays both ways for Blue Springs as receiver and cornerback.

"He's one of those guys that is way underrated," Warmack said. "He has made like 20 big plays on special teams and he makes plays on offense and defense. He's really a good player."

Sheperd fits the bill at 6-0, 175 pounds and with electric speed and he has good bloodlines as his father played at Missouri.

We'll have to see what happens with Warmack and Prewett. By the way Warmack (5-9, 185) finished the season with 236 carries for 2,122 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns.

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