EDMOND — Edmond Memorial football coach Justin Merideth admits he was a little surprised earlier this season when a website promoting running back Warren Wand surfaced.
But after talking with Wand, it all made sense that warrenwand.com was up and running.
“He’s had two really good seasons and the whole point was just to get his name out there and make sure people knew about him,” Merideth said.
Oklahoma high school football fans certainly know about Wand, a 5-foot-7, 170-pound human highlight reel at running back who is ranked No. 11 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30.
It’s college recruiters who appear slow to take notice, and largely due to his height.
“Probably a little bit, but I’m not mad,” Wand said about his height deterring recruiters. “It’s understandable. With the offers on the table right now, I’m not angry or anything. If colleges don’t come, then they don’t come and I’ll just choose what I have.”
Wand has scholarship offers from Arkansas State, New Mexico and Southern Mississippi.
He just wants more, and that’s why he and his family started the website hoping to avoid falling through the cracks in recruitment.
The home page features large pictures of Wand in action, his YouTube highlight reel from last season, his Twitter feed and a giant headline that reads, “This is … Warren Wand!”
There’s an information page showing his football rèsumè, including a 450-pound deep squat in April.
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