A 2016 defensive back prospect, Max Wariboko has time. He also has a recruiting mentor of sorts. Max's brother, 2015 guard Josh Wariboko, holds 18 scholarship offers and has drawn interest from nearly every marquee program in America. He recently broke his verbal commitment to Oklahoma.
But while the duo admittedly wants to play together at the next level. The guidance Max Wariboko is receiving from his older sibling is what has him most thankful.
"Having Josh makes things a little easier," Max said. "He'll give me tips on stuff. He knows the dos and don'ts. He sometimes tells me what to say and what not to say. It makes it easier having somebody that has been in the process for a long time."
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Max Wariboko's first offer arrived on Tuesday evening. It came from Louisville and made its desired impact. The first opportunity is special. He won't attempt to convince anyone otherwise.
"I didn't even know what to say because it was so awesome," he said. "It was such a great experience to get that offer. I had been talking to Mr. Terrell Buckley for a while, but we hadn't been in contact for a while until they had me call yesterday. We called them and my parents talked to them. Then the said they wanted to offer me a scholarship. I couldn't stop smiling."
Max Wariboko's offer list features just one name for the time being, but there's plenty of interest go around. He's slated to visit Tulsa on Apr. 19 and is likely to pick up an offer on his trip. Power conference schools are kicking the tires as well.
"I've been talking to coaches from Clemson," Max Wariboko said. "I've been talking to the DBs coach from Oklahoma State and Arkansas. I actually visited Arkansas about a month ago. Texas is talking to me, too.
Max Wariboko, who plays his high school football at Oklahoma City's Casady School, says he grew up rooting for Oklahoma State but does not intend to let that drive his recruitment in the slightest.
"I have to really look at everything in the next few years," he said. "All the schools are the same to me right now."