Being the son or daughter of a famous athlete is typically a major recruiting boon. If only that were the case for Kade Warner.
Warner, the third child of legendary NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, is a junior wide receiver and at Desert Mountain High in Scottsdale. According to his father on Twitter, Kade led the state of Arizona with 96 receptions during his junior season, helping him rack up 160 total catches in his two varsity seasons.
Despite his clear production, the younger Warner has yet to receive a single scholarship offer, according to his father on Twitter.
Obviously, there could be any number of motivations behind the elder Warner’s public missive, though his goal is clearly to help his son’s scholarship pursuit, one way or the other. If nothing else, Warner has certainly helped shine the spotlight on his son, a factor he doubled down on by defending Kade’s route running when it was put under attack by a group of Twitter users.
Now it’s up to Kade Warner to reach his own goals, all while continuing to live up to his father’s name and reputation. If nothing else, it’s clear that Kade Warner’s heart is in the right place.
“When I was younger I wanted to play football because my dad was playing it,” Kade told the Arizona Republic . “But now I play because I love playing it.”
Now, if Kade Warner can deliver as he did as a junior, the rising senior should have little trouble getting the attention he wants and needs.