May 8, 2006
Will Warren make the grade?
With the news that Marcus Ball has made dramatic improvement in the classroom and on the ACT, it's not out of the question that every member of Florida State's 30-member recruiting class could qualify. In addition to Ball, fellow signees Tim Rawlinson and Dekoda Watson had their work cut out for them at one time, but now the odds favor all three enrolling at FSU this summer.
Ironically, one recruit from the 2006 class that is still a question mark to qualify could be the most important member.
The 'Noles won a knock-down, drag-out battle with Tennessee to secure the signature of five-star tight end Brandon Warren in February. With FSU's top three tight ends from last season now graduated, the Alcoa, Tennessee native has has chance to start, or at the very least provide a major contribution this season. If he were to come up short of the NCAA's initial eligibility requirements it would be a significant blow since, unlike most incoming freshmen, he is expected to play from day one.
"It's definitely more important for me (to qualify)," Warren told Warchant.com. "I'm trying to come in and get some plays and possibly work for a starting position."
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