You’re a high school football player visiting a school your dad is coaching against.
Quite a conundrum.
But it’s a reality for Edward Warinner, son of Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner. The 3-star linebacker (Class of 2018) is taking an unofficial visit to Oklahoma this weekend — right when the Sooners play Ohio State.
Cleveland.com’s Ari Wasserman reported on the strange situation Warinner finds himself in this weekend. So where are Warinner’s loyalties? It looks like they’re with Ohio State. His dad coaches there, after all, and he hasn’t committed to the Sooners. But he will be sitting in an Oklahoma section, so it’ll be difficult to remain quiet should Ohio State have a big play.
Wasserman quotes Warinner:
I think it would be kind of Bush League if there’s that one kid in the section screaming. … But I want Ohio State to win.
Don’t assume Warinner is a lock to be a future Ohio State player. As Wasserman reports, Warinner, who plays for Olentangy Liberty, doesn’t have an offer yet from the Buckeyes. Also, because he grew up in Kansas (Big 12 country) and didn’t move to Columbus until 2012, Warinner actually has a longer tie to Oklahoma.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens when the two teams play this Saturday — and if some big-time offers start coming Warinner’s way now that powers such as Oklahoma are taking a look.