June 13, 2007

Maryland QB favors Stanford

A highly rated Maryland prospect may be leaning toward passing on the home-state Terps, and lending his services to a long-distance suitor -- Jim Harbaugh's Stanford Cardinal.

Wayne Warren, a 6-foot-0, 197-pound dual-threat quarterback from Salisbury (Md.) Wicomico High, said Tuesday night that if he had to choose a school today, he'd be headed for Palo Alto passing on offers from Syracuse and Auburn and what he said is a lot of interest from nearby Maryland.

"They've got a lot going for them," Warren said. "Harbaugh is a real cool guy, they're out in California, and they're tyring to change that program around."

In addition to the excitement surrounding Harbaugh's leadership of the Stanford program, Warren cited academics as a big reason for his affection toward Palo Alto.

"Its Stanford, you know, it's a great school," said Warren Tuesday. "You know you're going to walk away with a great degree."

However, other programs are still in the mix, including Maryland, whose campus Warren said he's visited "tons of times."

Warren has told coaches at Syracuse and Auburn that he'll visit those schools before making a decision. Interest persists from Iowa, UConn and Virginia and more could pick up after Warren attends camps at UConn, Syracuse and Rutgers.

The Maryland prep said he hopes to have a decision made by early fall, with the hopes of graduating high school early, and getting to campus by January.

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