Arkansas-Pine Bluff Offers Pittsburg Defensive Tackle Bradlee Warrick
Tuesday was a good day for Bradlee Warrick.
It started with Arkansas-Pine Bluff offering the senior the senior defensive tackle his first NCAA Division I scholarship opportunity and ended with an alert from the Associated Press Sports Editors that he had been selected as an honorable mention on the APSE Class 4A All-State Team.
Pittsburg head coach Brad Baca announced Warrick's Pine Bluff offer on the tackle's behalf via Twitter.
Warrick (6-2, 265) played a big role on a playoff-bound squad out of one of the state's toughest 4A Division II districts alongside Gilmer, Pleasant Grove and Gladewater.
He recorded 92 tackles, including 15 for loss with the aid of eight sacks, and broke up three passes in just 11 games. Those are big numbers for a player at a position most valued for simply jamming the middle of the opposing offensive line.
Pine Bluff has wrapped up an incredibly difficult 2016 season. It went 1-10 overall and very few of its losses were close.
Fortunately, the team is expected to have continuity through the offseason. Pine Bluff is sticking with head coach Monte Coleman for a 10th season.
Coleman guided the program to one of its two Southwestern Athletic Conference championships in 2012. He also was the school's defensive coordinator when the school won the league title in 2006.
Warrick will have the opportunity to play most of his games relatively close to home if he takes up the offer. Pine Bluff is less than a four-hour drive from Pittsburg, and the program plays road games at Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern once every two seasons.
Like all college football prospects currently in their senior year of high school, Warrick will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February.