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Edward Warinner

LINEBACKER :: 6-0 :: 220
Powell, Ohio :: Olentangy Liberty HS

Plans to enroll for the 2018 spring semester and participate in spring practice . . . ranked one of the best players in Ohio by 247Sports (No. 42), (No. 42) and (No. 44) . . . listed as the No. 2 inside linebacker prospect in the state of Ohio by 247Sports and No. 3 by and No. 4 by . . . named one of the top inside linebackers in the nation by (No. 32) and 247Sports (No. 42) . . . named one of the top prospects in the Midwest by (No. 115) . . . played for Coach Steve Hale at Olentangy Liberty High School . . . chosen to All-Ohio Capital Conference (Buckeye) First Team . . . named to Columbus Dispatch All-Metro Team . . . second-team All-Central District selection . . . helped lead Olentangy Liberty to an 11-3 record and a berth in the Division 1 state semifinals for the second year in a row . . . recorded 56 tackles, four sacks and one interception as a senior . . . had a key sack late in the game on fourth down in the Region 2 semifinal win over Gahanna Lincoln . . . as a junior, named second-team Division 1 all-state by the Associated Press as Olentangy Liberty went 12-1 and reached the state semifinals . . . although he missed the final six games of his junior season with a knee injury, still registered 78 tackles, including eight tackles for loss and five sacks, along with an interception . . . had a career-high 115 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and eight sacks during his sophomore year . . . son of Ed and Mary Beth Warinner . . . born July 8, 1999 . . . plans to major in business . . . his father, Ed, coached linebackers/secondary at Michigan State as a graduate assistant for two seasons (1985-86) under George Perles and is currently the offensive line coach/run game coordinator at Minnesota; he also briefly spent time with MSU head coach Mark Dantonio at Akron (1985) . . . attends the same high school as current Spartan offensive lineman AJ Arcuri.

Dantonio on Warinner: "Edward is an extremely instinctive linebacker who can diagnose plays. He just knows where to be on the football field. From a physical standpoint, he’s athletic, firm, and plays square. He’s the son of a football coach and has great knowledge of the game."

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