Kade Warner followed his father’s advice and his patience paid off Thursday when the ultra-productive Desert Mountain wide receiver announced his intentions to play football at the University of Nebraska.
— Kade Warner (@KadeWarner) February 17, 2017
Warner, who had only one scholarship offer from the University of San Diego, will be a preferred walk-on for head coach Mike Riley and the Huskers in Lincoln. He set an Arizona state record for receptions and also had PWO offers from Arizona State, UCLA and Iowa.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder caught 83 passes for 1062 and 14 touchdowns last fall for the Wolves. A three-year varsity performer, Warner tallied 241 catches for just under 3,000 yards and 38 total touchdowns. He also played some defense and even a little H-back during his prep career in north Scottsdale.
To those young men @KadeWarner who don’t have schools beating down door 2day – I didn’t on this day either – doesn’t have 2 be end of road!
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) February 1, 2017
Warner visited Nebraska, who fell one wide receiver short of filling their 2017 class, a couple of weeks ago before deciding the Big Ten school would be the best fit moving forward. Former Desert Mountain coach Blair Tushaus is now a graduate assistant with the Huskers.
Recently selected Class of 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame father Kurt Warner served as Desert Mountain’s offensive coordinator the past two seasons.