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Recruiting on the High Plains :: DB Freddie Warner

As far as catching up is concerned, Warner is the last one to get to 14 commits thus far for Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville.  Let's get to it.

The Measurables:

Freddie Warner
Position: DB
DTN Profile
Video: Clip 1
Rivals Profile N/A
Scout Profile
ESPN Profile 45
Ht: 5'9"
Wt: 170 lbs
Forty: 4.5
High School: L.G. Pinkston (Dallas, TX)

The Player Speaks: As always, if I find actual quotes from Warner, I'll update this profile.  For now, just know that as a junior last year, Warner had a pretty nice stat line:  61 rushes for 393 yards and 6 touchdowns; 22 receptions for 365 yards and 4 touchdowns; and he also scored 13 touchdowns overall.  The other three touchdowns most likely came from special teams or picking off a pass.  Warner was named first team all 4A-11 District on offense, defense, special teams player of the year and utility player of the year.




Scouting Report:  A very interesting and versatile prospect. Just by watching his video, you can tell that he's small, which is fine. He seems to be playing more safety than cornerback on defense and he's not afraid to make a hit, but I'd really would have liked to have seen his coverage skills. The interception he made at the 1:35 mark is a pretty impressive jump on the ball and the punt return at the 2:10 mark is probably what got coaches around his district noticing his special teams play. Warner doesn't seem like he'll have a chance at safety at the collegiate level, but that's alright. In terms of versatility, he's got some nice moves as a receiver, running back, kick returner and punt returner. Maybe the comparison will be Benjamin McRoy, although I tend to think that McRoy is more explosive (just judging by their high school film). That doesn't mean that Warner is a slouch, and if Tubs is looking to recruit players that are fast, then Warner fits the bill. As an aside, although none of the recruiting services have a 40-time on Warner, I did find one linky where it states he runs a 4.5. One other note, defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson recruited Warner, which means that he sees something in Warner that he really likes.

Freddie, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2011 Class:  I'm finally caught up.  Rejoice.

Position Commitment Ht/Wt High School/State Rivals Rivals Rating Scout ESPN ESPN Grade
QB Michael Brewer 6-0/175 Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 4 5.8 3 3 78
RB Kenny Williams 5-10/210 Hendrickson (Pflugerville, TX) 4 5.8 4 4 80
RB Bradley Marquez 5-11/180 Odessa (Odessa, TX) 3 5.7 4 4 79
WR Derek Edwards 6-1/163 Brenham (Brenham, TX) 3 5.7 3 3 79
TE Jace Amaro 6-5/237 MacArthur (San Antonio, TX) 4 5.8 3 3 78
OL Tony Morales 6-4/300 Sam Houston (Arlington TX) 4 5.8 3 N/A 45
OL Alfredo Morales 6-3/287 Sam Houston (Arlington TX) 3 5.7 3 N/A 45
OL Le'Raven Clark 6-6/245 Rockdale (Rockdale TX) 3 5.7 3 N/A 45
DL James Castleman 6-4/255 Amarillo (Amarillo, TX) N/A N/A 3 N/A 45
DE Kindred Evans 6-6/215 South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX) N/A N/A 2 3 75
DL/LB Devon Hocutt 6-0/260 Ellison (Killeen, TX) 3 5.6 3 2 74
LB Terrell Hartsfield 6-4/215 Hargrave MA (Chatham, VA) N/A N/A 3 N/A 45
LB Blake Dees 6-0/234 Spanish Fort (Spanish Fort, AL) 3 5.5 2 2 73
DB Freddie Warner 5-9/170 L.G. Pinkston (Dallas, TX) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Averages 2.42 4.07 2.78 1.71 63.28