Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Injury ends UT commit Warrick's season
By Max Olson
A Texas commit’s prolific senior season has come to an unexpected early end.
Houston Cypress Falls four-star receiver Jacorey Warrick will miss the remainder of his season after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee. The injury occurred during Cy Falls’ 37-35 loss to Houston Langham Creek on Thursday night.
Jacorey Warrick senior season will end with 441 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
“I think it happened on a cut,” Warrick said. “I felt something pop in the second quarter, but I just played through it. It kind of came back, so I got it checked out on Friday and got an MRI.”
Warrick has been told the injury will require a recovery time of six to eight weeks. The ESPN 150 prospect plans to sit out, let his knee fully heal and prepare for Cy Falls’ spring track season.
Through five games, Warrick had 441 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 29 catches and also rushed for 155 yards and two more scores on 16 carries.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound wideout said his knee isn’t in much pain, and he still managed to attend Texas’ loss to West Virginia on Saturday night.
The painful part, Warrick said, is accepting that his final high school season is finished.
“You just try to stay positive. We still have guys on this team who will get the job done,” he said. “I’m not worried about the team, I’m just bummed out that I wont be able to play with those guys anymore. That’s the biggest thing.”
Warrick is ranked No. 12 among receiver prospects nationally and 114th in the ESPN 150. He’s the second Longhorn pledge to suffer a season-ending injury after safety Erik Huhn (Cibolo, Texas/Steele) went down with a torn ACL in his season opener.