Sleeper TE Rises in Oakland, Likes UCLA

May 24 -- Minnetonka (Minn.) tight end Powers Warren showed up at The Opening Regional in Oakland and turned heads. He does not currently have any offers, but has several major programs looking his way, including UCLA...

Powers Warren came a long way for last weekend's Opening Regional in Oakland, but the Minnetonka native found it worth the trip. 

A rising senior, who currently does not have any scholarship offers, he impressed with his 6-foot-3, 237-pound frame and pass-catching ability to the point that observers at the event are convinced offers should be on their way.

It wasn't Warren's first trip to California, having has spent time there playing often with the B2G 7-on-7 team based in Los Angeles. 

"I chose to come out to California because I got invited to that one," he said, "and even if I didn't, I just think I get better out there, so I would still choose somewhere close to Cali if not there. 

"I think I performed at my peak there. Being around all those great players just wants to make you get better and do better."

The interest in Warren has been rising throughout the spring.

"The University of Michigan, UCLA, North Dakota State, Minnesota, and Syracuse have all been contacting me and sending a lot of mail lately."

Warren adds that he will camp at UCLA, Michigan, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Minnesota with the possibility open of adding more to his schedule.

He has said in the past he trips to California for 7-on-7 to get noticed by California teams, specifically UCLA.  

Performances similar to Oakland at those camps should continue to raise his profile.

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