It was a hectic week of traveling for Wayne Warren, the three star recruit who has a verbal commitment with Rutgers. "I was at Syracuse on Wednesday and Thursday, then flew back, got about five to six hours of sleep then was off to Rutgers," Warren said.
Warren, who was a threat on both sides of the ball at quarterback and safety for Wicomico High School, went on his official visit to Piscataway over the weekend and gave the Scarlet Knights rave reviews.
"It was a blast," Warren said. "They took us on tours around campus. We went into New York City and got to go to the ESPN Zone. A lot was happening that weekend in New York with the Knicks playing and the Heisman trophy presentation."
Navy, Delaware, Pittsburgh, Auburn and Syracuse were in the hunt for the mulit-talented 6-foot-1 202 pound Maryland native's services, but it was Rutgers he chose because of his fondness for the coaching staff and academic program. He did say that "it was a close decision."
"They have great academics," he said. "Coach Schiano and the rest of the staff are good. Coach Schiano, I love that guy. He has a vision of turning that program around. It's something special and I want to be apart of it."
Warren has followed Rutgers this season and loves the attitude Schiano instilled in his players and felt the Scarlet Knights are better than their record suggests.
"They're playing great," he said. "They are 7-5; Maryland and a couple of other games they shouldn't have lost. They come to play and they are a good team. They're always ready to play under coach Schiano."
On his high school performance he said, "the season went good. I only played five games because of a torn ACL, but God bless that I'm still here. As a safety I had about 12 tackles a game. I had about 500 yards at quarterback, not exactly sure."
As a junior, he threw for 17 touchdowns with only three interceptions. He also
had four rushing touchdowns in the Wing-T offense. He's the No.38-ranked quarterback
according to the 2008 Scout.com High School Football Rankings.