Buckeyes Become First Offer for 2016 Safety Nigel Warrior

By Jeremy Birmingham on May 2, 2014 at 8:18p
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With all apologies to jam enthusiasts out there; with a name like "Warrior," he's got to be good, right? Throw in being the son of a former NFL great (Former Kansas City Chief Dale Carter) and you've got a pretty darn good combination. Ohio State must think so because they were the first school to offer Westlake (Atlanta, Georgia) 2016 defensive back Nigel Warrior.

"That offer means Ohio State believed in my ability, before anyone else," Warrior told Eleven Warriors. "I'd never thought they'd be the first. I grew up watching Ohio State, the SEC, Texas; they were all my favorites. I don't know much about Ohio State, but I want to learn more."

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A 6-foot-1, 177 pound safety, Warrior says the Buckeyes were impressed by his ability to step into the play.

"Coach Kerry Coombs is who came by," he said of Ohio State's visit. "He said he liked how I get downhill and that he liked my footwork. I'm working hard and it's paying off but there is a lot more to do."

The Atlanta product says he's got plans to visit Columbus this summer.

"Yes, and I'm really looking forward to it," he said when asked if he'd try to check out the Buckeyes. "They are constantly good, had an undefeated season two years ago and have great coaches and always have great players."

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BengalErnst's picture

Future walk out LB here. Love this offer

Nicholas l Ernst

Go1Bucks's picture

This is what I see as a good thing, and points out a potential issue with current OSU recruiting.  Players translate offers with interest.  When OSU plays the wait and see card all the time, the word gets around and players doubt interest even though logically, OSU simply wants proof in person.  But these are kids, and they see delay as doubt.  I just would like to see OSU be a bit more proactive regarding certain high profile players in the future - only my 2 cents tonight.

 

 

Go Bucks!

countrybuckeye's picture

Did anybody catch young man Warrior's comment "I'd never thought they'd be the first. I grew up watching Ohio State, the SEC, Texas; they were all my favorites. I don't know much about Ohio State, but I want to learn more."

Besides the SEC marker, I would explain to him, "You can learn best by being a Buckeye and beating those others mentioned."  ;-)

+2 HS
BassDropper's picture

How cool would it be if he wore #11

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