Toledo had a rough week on the recruiting trail. Missing out on two of their top receiver targets in 2017 Bowling Green, KY (South Warren) WR C.J. Hayes and 2017 Akron, OH (St. Vincent-St. Mary) WR DeAmonte King. However, the Rockets received some good news on Friday when their top running back target 2017 Toledo, OH (Central Catholic) RB Michael Warren named Toledo within his top six schools.
The Central Catholic High School standout named Toledo within his top six schools along with Iowa State, Louisville, Kentucky, Rutgers, and Boston College. His list released on Twitter, had no order at all and Warren made sure of that.
Toledo looks to have the slight lead within his recruitment. Warren recently visited the Rockets a few weeks ago for a 7-on-7 tournament. Even though he did not get a chance to tour the facilities and campus, he did get a chance to talk to the Toledo coaching staff.
“We had a seven-on-seven camp with my team, no visit didn’t have a chance to tour the campus or anything like that,” Warren said. “We lost the tournament, but I talked to the coaching staff, we just talked about the stuff I was doing at camp. I think I performed well at the tournament like I always do.”
The Rockets look to be a legit threat for Warren and look to be ahead of all other schools. Warren informed me that 2017 Toledo commit QB Caleb Martin and the coaching staff has recruited him the hardest. However, something I have started to hear more-and-more is Louisville is also a big threat for Warren. The Cardinals have not offered yet, but if they would it would shake up his recruitment. He has called Lousiville his “dream school.”
The plan for Warren and his family is to take all five of his official visits to the schools in his top list of schools. However, Toledo will most likely not get an official visit due to how close they are to his house.
Something worth noting, earlier this week Warren had Toledo gloves on during a 7-on-7 game for his high school against Perrysburg High School.
Warren is ranked the 32nd best running back in the nation, No. 3 running back in the state of Ohio. He is also a three-star according to Scout’s rankings.