Wren, a standout at Lutheran North (Mo.) High School, has long listed Purdue, Arizona State and Nebraska as his favorites. Now, Mississippi State has become an option. An offer from the Bulldogs could be coming soon.
"It's very good," Wren said of his relationship with Freeman. "He calls me every week and talks to me through Facebook and Twitter. We have a really good connection."
The Boilermakers are in the midst of a rebuilding season, and Wren understands it's a work in progress.
However, Purdue's struggles this season offer a potential positive for the future. The door is open for early playing time—something Wren recognizes.
"If I do go [to Purdue], I can help the team out to the best of my abilities," Wren said.
For now, Wren's recruitment is on hold. His senior season continues on after Lutheran North won its final five games to reach the playoffs. A matchup with 4-5 Herculaneaum awaits Wren's team in the first round.
"If we lose, I'll be really emotional," said Wren. "It'll be my last game. We just have to earn every play and I have to do the best of my abilities."
Once Wren's season comes to an end—whenever that may be—the focus turns to a busy recruitment. His official visits will make or break each school's chances.
"When I take my official visits," he said, "if I feel comfortable at the school, that will make my decision of where I'm going."