Big Summer Coming for Warrum

Heritage Christian (IN) HS wide receiver Anthony Warrum is still searching for that first scholarship offer, but has big plans for this summer with a busy schedule on the camp circuit.

MADISON - Indianapolis junior wide receiver Anthony Warrum is still searching for that elusive first offer, but it appears only a matter of time before the 6-1, 185-pound two-way athlete from Heritage Christian HS picks up that first opportunity.

"Right now I'm hearing from Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue, Western Illinois, Ball State and Butler," Warrum told Badger Nation. "I plan on going to one day camps this summer at Western Illinois, Ball State, Purdue, Northwestern and Indiana. I think Indiana will offer me soon. Indiana's wide receiver coach told me when I come down to their camp and if I run a good 40 time they will offer me."

While Warrum – who caught 59 passes for 1,233 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore - is striving to receive his first BCS offer this summer, he is also trying to improve his craft as a wide receiver - wanting to show that he's worthy of an offer by showing his strengths and improving his weaknesses at the same time.

"I'm definitely a possession receiver, I can catch the ball well and my technique is good," Warrum said. "I also think right now I'm a good route runner. Hopefully I can show that during my camps. But I know I have plenty to work on my game as well. Right now I'm in the weight room a lot trying to get my legs stronger because I know I'm not the fastest. If I can improve my speed I'll be able to get off the line faster and I should start to see more offers my way. Also as a wide receiver you can always improve your route running so I'm trying to work on that as well."

Warrum currently says Indiana and Northwestern are sticking out to him as his two favorites.

"I've been on visits to both of these schools twice now," Warrum said. "I like the Hoosiers because of the atmosphere and the location is good. Northwestern has a good atmosphere, as well. Obviously the academics are good and I also like coach Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern."

Although at one point the Badgers were showing interest in Warrum, the contact between Warrum and Charlie Partridge has died out.

"I haven't heard from Wisconsin in a while now," Warrum said. "Earlier I was in contact with Badger coach Charlie Partridge but like I said, I haven't been in contact with them for a while now."

Even if Warrum doesn't get extended a scholarship offer from a BCS school, he'll still have his options of where he would like to go to school.

"Butler and Western Illinois both have told me they figure I'll get bigger offers but they'll be more then happy to have me if I don't," Warrum said.

It's clear that Warrum has a big summer ahead of him where he hopes he can see his first scholarship offer extended his way.


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