Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice tight end Joey Warner had a strong performance to start the season, catching the Warriors first touchdown of the season in a tight win over Detroit King. The 6-4, 230-pound prospect has continued to play well this fall, and that could generated more college attention.
"A lot of teams want to see my film after the first couple games," Warner said. "So, I think after the next game I will put a highlight tape together, send it out to a few schools and hopefully get a lot more interest with that."
Warner has been sitting on an offer from Buffalo for several months. He is being recruited by Bulls assistant coach Jappy Oliver.
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"They offered after my junior season," Warner said. "I was planning on visiting them during the summer, but I couldn't. Probably after the football season I will go out and visit them."
Buffalo coaches have called already this month, and Warner received a call from Western Michigan coaches as well. Other schools are sending mail on a regular basis.
"Right now, Buffalo has been showing a lot and Western Michigan has been showing a lot," Warner said. "I've been hearing a lot from Central Michigan, Toledo and Ball State too. I've talked to Michigan State a little bit."
Warner has not been able to attend college games this fall because his team plays mostly on Saturdays. He started his season with a 30-yard touchdown reception in Brother Rice's opening game, but has not been targeted much since because of the strength of the Warrior's running game. The blocking work he has been receiving has helped him develop into an all-around tight end, he feels.
"I'm not just a receiving tight end or just a blocking tight end - I'm both," Warner said. "I run good routes and have good speed and good size."