Name: Davis Warren
Weight: 195 lbs.
High school: Suffield (CT) Suffield Academy
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #16
Last year: I ranked Warren #126 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating: N/A
Warren was a true freshman walk-on last season, but he still managed to win Scout Team Player of the Week three times. Here’s what I said about him in last year’s countdown:
I think Michigan got a bit of a steal here with Warren, who has some good athleticism and a live arm. Of course, he’s in the same class as 5-star recruit J.J. McCarthy, but down the road, Warren could be a guy who factors into the depth chart if he continues to build his body and work on his mechanics (which can be inconsistent).
In the spring game back in April, Warren looked like the third best quarterback on the roster – better than former Texas Tech starter Alan Bowman and better than freshman 3-star Alex Orji. Warren completed 12/23 passes for 175 yards and looked like a scholarship quarterback. Will he retain that #3 role during the season? It remains to be seen. What we do know is that both Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy will play, and it’s likely that if something happened to either one, the other guy would just be the full-time quarterback. So it would take a couple injuries for Warren to see the field much, but I do think he should be the #3 quarterback.
Prediction: Backup quarterback