2020 Season Countdown: #109 Edward Warinner

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4May 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #109 Edward Warinner

Edward Warinner (image via The Only Colors)

NOTE: Yesterday I introduced and explained the countdown, so check that out if you’re unsure what this is going to be (LINK).

Name: Ed Warinner
225 lbs.
High school: Powell (OH) Olentangy Liberty
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
Last year:
I did not rank Warinner. He redshirted at Michigan State.
TTB Rating:

Warinner pulled one of those rare, seemingly unprecedented moves and transferred sides of the in-state rivalry, from Michigan State to Michigan. He is, of course, the son of Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner, and the father-son situation seems to make it very likely that the elder Warinner will stay in Ann Arbor for the remainder of the younger Warinner’s career.

Warinner the linebacker was not recruited by Michigan out of high school, and I do not disagree with that choice by the Wolverines. I do not find Warinner to be a highly athletic player. But I don’t blame him for wanting to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play big-time football with his dad on the staff. And as a walk-on, if it doesn’t work out where he works his way up to being a scholarship-level player, his father is a well compensated school employee who can afford the tuition.

As a non-graduate transfer, Warinner will have to sit out the 2020 season . . . unless the NCAA makes one-time transfer exceptions. I don’t have a bead on whether that will happen or not. If he has to sit out, obviously his importance will not be that great. If he’s deemed eligible, I still don’t think he would have an impact and would be somewhere in the lower 25% of this list.

Prediction: Redshirt (again)

Hit the jump for his high school highlights.

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21Feb 2020
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How does the 2020 class match up with Michigan’s all-time recruits?

A.J. Henning (image via Wolverines Wire)

Michigan wrapped up a decent recruiting class earlier in February. There are no 5-star recruits, but the Wolverines got a fair share of 4-star guys. For a historical perspective on where they match up with recruits from the past, here’s a look at where they slot in all-time, according to the 247 Composite.

A.J. Henning – WR – Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way East
2020 ranking: #101
Historical ranking: #80 all-time at Michigan
Flanked by: RB Kareem Walker (#100 in 2016) and DT Will Johnson (#105 in 2004)
Closest positional comparisons: Toney Clemons (#96 in 2007) and Adrian Arrington (#115 in 2004)

Braiden McGregor – DE – Port Huron (MI) Northern
2020 ranking: #122
Historical ranking: #103
Tied with: WR Tarik Black (#122 in 2017)
Closest positional comparisons: Aidan Hutchinson (#112 in 2018) and Chris Wormley (#129 in 2012)

Hit the jump for more.

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13Jan 2020
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Edward Warinner, Wolverine

Edward Warinner (#31, image via Twitter)

This is just what Michigan fans like me wanted: one more opportunity to correct the spelling of “Warinner.”

Michigan State linebacker Edward Warinner has transferred to Michigan, where he is already enrolled in classes. He is the son of Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner, who has been with the program since the beginning of the 2018 season. It’s not clear right now whether he will be a scholarship player, which he was at MSU, or a walk-on. Michigan did not offer him a scholarship coming out of high school in 2018.

Hit the jump for more on Warinner’s situation.

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