Michael Warren II is a 5’10” 200 pound running back out of the state of Ohio, he ranks 188th overall in the nation, the 20th ranked RB, and the 5th overall prospect out of the state of Ohio. He is committed to the University of Kentucky and is high school teammates with James Hudson III who is another 4* recruit out of Ohio. Michael is a big bodied running back who will fill in nicely on 3rd and short running plays especially with by the time of his arrival at UK Horton will be a Senior and the Cats only other legit big body threat.
While the Wildcats already have a deep stable of running backs Michael will not only add to the depth of the position but have a legitimate shot of seeing playing time very early in his career. With guys like Stanley (Boom) Williams, Horton, King, and Benny Snell already on the team he may have to wait a year or two to become the Cats top back but has the size and ability to really blossom into a star at the college level. On to the interview ladies and gentlemen, but afterwards be sure to go follow him on twitter at
Me: Out of thousands and thousands of high school football players in the nation what has it meant to you to be such a highly recruited Division 1 prospect?
Michael: Truly a blessing, I grew up watching football and always wanted to be at this level. I have worked very hard to get to this level and it’s just a blessing man
Me: Ultimately what led to your commitment to UK? Coaching staff, playing in the SEC, playing with friends such as James Hudson, or something else all together?
Michael: The coaches played a huge part in my commitment, I am very close to the Marrow. It feels like a family when you go to UK for a visit which also played a big part. I also chose UK for a chance for early playing time in the SEC
Me: As a running back, has the departure of Chad Scott changed anything between you and Kentucky?
Michael: No sir, I only talked to Coach Scott like two times. I am close with Vince Marrow and he was my lead recruiter.
Me: What are your early expectation for yourself at Kentucky? With guys like Boom Williams, Horton, King, and others on the team is there a chance of a redshirt for you?
Michael: I really want to leave an image at UK, I want to be remembered. I want to be the guy they show old clips of and everyone talks about being great, wanna take the program to new heights. With my big frame and build I believe I can play early on a redshirt will not be needed
Me: With Stoops and Marrow both being from Ohio themselves, how has that impacted recruits in Ohio and more specifically you?
Michael: Coach Marrow’s son went to the same high school I go to, coaches show you how much they really love you
Me: Do you have a message you would like to share with the Big Blue Nation?
Michael: I just want the young kids to know not to ever let anyone say you can’t be great, I was told many times I can’t be great but I have worked hard to prove them wrong. You don’t need to look at just the big offers recruits get because its more about the work ethic and the right fit.