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Saturday, March 23, 2013
2015 RB gets surprise on Longhorns visit

By Max Olson

At the beginning of Texas’ Sophomore Day on Saturday, Chris Warren was told the coaching staff planned to offer about four or five scholarships to 2015 prospects.

“I didn’t think I would be in that bunch,” Warren said.

The sophomore running back from Rockwall, Texas, was in for a surprise. By the time the day was over, he had a verbal offer from the Longhorns.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound athlete said Texas coaches also think he has the potential to play defensive end or linebacker. After all, he’s likely not done growing. But Warren was pleased and relieved to hear his offer was to play running back.

“The coaches say they like what they see and they’re probably going to come to my spring practice,” Warren said. “I was humbled and surprised. Like I said, I was just really surprised.”

Warren, the son of former NFL running back Chris Warren, is the first running back to receive an offer for Texas’ 2015 class, and several top targets – including Soso Jamabo (Plano, Texas/West), Rawleigh Williams III (Dallas/Bishop Lynch) and Jordan Stevenson (Dallas/Skyline) – were unable to attend Saturday.

The offer came late in the day, after Warren got a chance to watch Texas scrimmage at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. For him, that was the highlight of the day.

“I was watching them practice, and all the players were really motivated to do something big,” he said. “I got excited. I got ready to play.”

Warren, who also holds a Baylor offer, said he’ll be back in Austin next weekend for Texas Relays and plans to attend the Orange-White spring game.