On Friday night, November 10th, Jacob Warren’s high school career came to an end in Tennessee’s Class 6A playoffs when his Farragut Admirals fell at Maryville.
Now, it’s time to think about the future.
“My focus is on Tennessee, going and making a difference there, and getting ready to play,” Warren told GN. “It is the realization of a dream. Because that has been my goal, to follow in my father’s (James Warren is a former Vols offensive lineman) footsteps to get there and play and perform and be successful at the University of Tennessee.”
Warren, a three-star tight end, has been committed to the Vols since last May.
Tennessee’s struggles in 2017, and now Butch Jones’ firing, have been difficult for Warren to see. But that hasn’t caused him to change his mind with regards to his commitment.
“It is definitely hard but I have faith just like I have faith in this team,” said Warren. “I know that we can do great things when we put it all together. We just have to put it together and come together and pull it out.”
Earlier this week, five-star Knoxville Catholic lineman Cade Mays decommitted from Tennessee’s Class of 2018. Mays is the fifth de-commitment since early October, and was considered the cornerstone of this class.
“Cade is my buddy, and I want the best for him and I told him wherever you end up I want you happy,” said Warren. “And I want that to be Tennessee because I love hanging out with him and being friends with him and we will be friends no matter where he goes. So just the best thing for him is the biggest thing.”
Tennessee experienced a further rash of decommitments in the hours after Jones’ firing was made public, including that of four-star wide receiver Alontae Taylor.
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