RU Signee Warren Getting Ready to Report

Athlete Wayne Warren out of Salisbury, Md. could make it happen on both sides of the ball for Wicomico High School the past four years and announced last December that he was bringing those talents to Rutgers.

While he committed to the Scarlet Knights in December, Warren couldn't make it official until he signed his letter of intent in February. It was a relief for the Wicomico signal caller to finally bring the recruiting process to a close.

"It felt great," Warren said. "I got away from all the pressure of the coaches."

Choosing Rutgers was an easy choice because of its academics and Head Coach Greg Schiano's goals to win a National Championship the three-star quarterback said. Piscataway is also three hours away from his home in Maryland, which is also a plus.

"They're turning things around and it's going to be something special," Warren said. "You get that vibe around there."

The fact that Schiano stayed in Piscataway and didn't bolt for the Wolverines job stuck with Warren, especially at a time where coaches seem to be leaving for other jobs at a high rate. He's had the chance to see Schiano at work from the multiple practices and Junior Day he's attending and he's overall impression is that Rutgers' head coach is a good guy.

"I like him, he's a smooth dude," he said on Schiano. "He's a good guy and he wants to be there because he turned down the job at Michigan."

Warren is hoping to be able to join the team and be able to compete towards the end of the summer because he sustained an ACL injury mid-way through his senior year. If he's unable to play at a high-level, he doesn't mind sitting out a year and giving it a go next year.

"I'm shooting for August," he said on when he thinks he will be able to practice with Rutgers.

"I want to fight for a spot on the field and be competitive. But I won't rush it, I'll red shirt if I'm not ready."

In his senior season, things were going well for Warren before he went down. Wicomico finished the season undefeated, but were upset in the first round.

"It was pretty good, I was on my way to breaking some records," Warren said on his play before he was sidelined with a season-ending injury.

Warren has proven that he can be a playmaker on the high school level, but now it's on to college. When asked what position he thinks he will be playing at the next level, he said safety. But, if he had to make a case to Schiano for why he needs to be on the field; he said it would be because he's versatile and make things happen when all seems lost.

"I would tell him that I'm an athlete that can play more than one position," Warren said. "I can cut and create on a dead play and make something out of nothing."


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