Warmack on MU Offer: ‘It means a lot'

Warmack on MU Offer: ‘It means a lot'

Dalvin Warmack is among the most decorated high school players in Missouri. Despite a plethora of post-season honors, the Blue Springs running back didn't expect to land an offer from Mizzou. Go Inside for the latest on Warmack and the Tigers…

Blue Springs (MO) running back Dalvin Warmack wasn't sure what to expect when he got the call from Head Coach Kelly Donahoe.

"At the end of the day, Coach Donahoe told me to come in to the office," the talented junior said with a laugh. "He gave me Coach Andy Hill's number and told me to call."

The 5-foot-9, 177-pound ball carrier had a feeling he knew why he was calling the well-known Missouri assistant.

"Coach D had a smirk on his face. I kind of figured something was up."

Warmack ran for nearly 2,300 yards in 2012, leading Blue Springs to the Missouri Class 6 State Championship with 45 total touchdowns. When Coach Hill told him the Tigers were offering him a scholarship, Warmack was stunned.

"I was really surprised," he said, excitedly. "Coach Hill said that they have backs like me on their roster. They see me like Kendall Lawrence and Henry Josey. He said I can make things happen with the ball in my hands, and that I have a special skill set."

With a trip to Kansas State on tap this Saturday, the Tigers newest offer for 2014 won't be in Columbia for Junior Day. He won't wait long to visit, however.

"Coach Hill said that he's going to have Coach Pinkel talk to me on Monday, and they want me to come up next Friday and hang out with the coaching staff and some of the players."

Despite an impressive haul of post-season honors, the All-State, All-Conference, and All-Metro running back didn't think he would be talking about a Tiger offer anytime soon.

"I was just surprised," he said, shaking his head. "My family, they are surprised. We thought Mizzou would go after a bigger back."

"It means a lot," he said, smiling. "Everybody around her knows about MU. Just knowing that a school not so far away recognized me, even though I'm not their typical running back," he said, trailing off.

"It means a lot."

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