September 30, 2008

Warmsley anxious to see Army up-close this weekend

One of the top defensive ends on Army's radar, who could even project out as a linebacker will be on hand as the Black Knights travel back to Texas to take on the Green Wave of Tulane. The irony and officially, Baton Rouge (LA) St. Michael three star ranked defensive end prospect Julius Warmsley will be the guest of the hosting team, Tulane.

With offers from both Army and Tulane, along with others, each school's performance on Saturday will have an impact on Warmsley's college decision. "I've seen (TV) both teams play before, but now I get a chance up-close and personal to see how they run things on the sidelines," shares the 6-foot-3, 240 pound defender. "I have already met the Tulane coaches, but this will give me a chance to meet the Army coaches, plus Coach Tice (Army's offensive line coach) may stop by my school on Friday."

And from Warmsley's feedback, the bond between him and Coach Tice is solid and long standing, which only increases his interest in Army. "Our relationship is good and I like him a lot," shares Warmsley, who is ranked 48th among weak side defensive ends in the country. "He's pretty cool, and he played with the New Orleans Saints, so he knows what he is talking about and I can't knock that."

Warmsley was offered in the summer by Army, when Coach Tice came down to look him and then the Louisiana prospect sent his film into Army. The combination of Tice's visit and the viewing of Warmsley's highlights by Coach Brock and staff resulted in an immediate offer from the Black Knights.

He knows he is wanted by the Black Knights, who are recruiting him as either a defensive end or linebacker. Warmsley, who gained over 25 pounds between the end of his junior season and over the summer, which may dictate where he plays at on the college level. "We have a new coaching staff, who brought in a new work out program and I just spent my time getting bigger and stronger, but maintained my speed," says Warmsley who has best in the forty at 4.66.

Although Warmsley did not see Army's game against Texas A&M, he was able to view some of the highlights. "Army played extremely well and probably should have beaten them," declares Warmsley, who along with the two aforementioned colleges is hearing from Tennessee, LSU, and Boise State. Add to that, he has offers from Arkansas State, South Alabama, Southern Illinois and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Presently, Warmsley is in the midst of setting up his official visit to Army and is also looking to visit Tulane, along with considering visits to South Alabama and Arkansas State.

Warmsley and his St. Michael's teammates are 2-1, with their only lost coming to Parkview High School, who won the state 3A championship last season.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow the recruiting and season of Warmsley.


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