Remember after Pitt’s 42-39 win over Penn State, we saw a Pat Signal from Pat Narduzzi? We never found out who that recruit was, and have been speculating for weeks now as to who it could be. As it turns out, the mystery recruit revealed himself today as offensive line recruit from New Jersey, Carter Warren.
Carter Warren is a 6’6” 320 pound offensive tackle from Wayne, New Jersey. He plays his high school football for Passaic County Tech, and he has helped his team to a 4-1 start this year. Warren grades out as a four-star recruit by Scout and ESPN, while 24/7 and Rivals give him a three star ranking. 24/7.com says he is the 7th best prospect in the talent rich state of New Jersey.
Along with his lofty rankings, Warren has an impressive offer sheet. He had offers from the likes of Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech. In all, he had 15 “power five” offers. He is a very highly regarded prospect in every sense.
Carter Warren is now the third offensive linemen for the class of 2017 joining Owen Drexel and Gabe Houy. He is also the third player from the state of New Jersey joining Drexel and quarterback Kenny Pickett. He is the 15th recruit overall for the class of 2017.
Warren is now one of the top recruits in the class that is still a work in progress. We have discussed at length about this recruiting class, and the lack of star power. With the addition of Carter Warren, it certainly is a step in the right direction to improving the class. He joins other four-star type talents like Paris Ford and Todd Sibley. They still have some big prospects out there, and a big win like today may push another commitment or two. We’ll have to wait and see.