Salisbury (Md.) Wicomico athlete Wayne Warren took back to back official visits in the past few days to his top two, Syracuse and Rutgers. The 6-foot-0, 197-pounder started out with a visit to Syracuse on Wednesday and Thursday and then hit up Rutgers over the weekend.
"Syracuse was cool," he said. "I was really impressed. They impressed me a lot. You can never judge a book by its cover.
"I was there Wednesday and Thursday. I pretty much got a tour of the school, academics, chilled with the players and the coaches. I was hosted by Josh White. It was cool. Josh and I go way back. He introduced me to a lot of people."
While Warren enjoyed talking to White, he was impressed with his experience with the coaches.
"Coach Robinson is a great guy," he said. "He told me he knows they are going to start winning, it's only a matter of time until they get the right guys in there.
"It was cool to get one-on-one contact. He told me he likes my athletic ability and I'd definitely have a big chance of starting or playing really early if I went there."
On Friday, the three-star prospect made his way to Rutgers.
"I was there Friday through Sunday," he said. "That was great. I got to hand out with Joe Lefeged who is from Maryland too. It was good, he's a funny guy.
"When I was there, I went on some tours, went around the academics and campus, checked out the weight room, practice fields and stayed in the dorms."
Just like at Syracuse, Warren was impressed with the coaches.
"It was great," he said. "Coach Schiano is a real great guy. I was there Friday night and turned on ESPN and it talked about how he turned down the Michigan job. That really stuck out to me because that means he's going to be there for awhile.
"I never thought I'd get a face to face meeting with him. I love him, I love it up there. He talked to me about how he loves my athletic ability. He wasn't totally sure of my position, but thinks he could use me at the safety spot."
Did either visit impress Warren enough to name a leader?
"I can't say I have one over the other now," he said. "I have made a decision and I should have it public by tomorrow. I just have to talk to my coach before letting it out."