October 6, 2008

Warmsley reacts to blowout loss

Tulane should hope the damage done Saturday at Tad Gormley is limited solely to the 2008 season.

After a need for difference makers clearly showed in the lopsided defeat to Army, the presence of prospects such as three-star defensive end Julius Warmsley becomes all the more important for the Green Wave program.

The Baton Rouge native was on hand for the whooping, and certainly did not expect the outcome he witnessed.

"I was totally surprised at that. I was extremely surprised," Warmsley said. "But Army has beaten them the past two or three years. But I wasn't expecting it after how Tulane played earlier in the year. The defense played horrible this game."

The surprise was not limited to the prospect either.

"My mom was like, 'Hold on. This is not right,'" he continued when reached by The Wave Report Sunday evening.

But despite the egg laid in the middle of City Park, Warmsley said Tulane and Army remain in a dead heat for his signature, with schools such as Tennessee and Boise State showing more interest as of late.

"Right now, I am not basing my decision on one football game," Warmsley said, likely to the delight of the Tulane faithful. "My opinion is on the school as a whole. I'm trying to see which place fits me better.

"You really can't hold West Point to the same criteria as any other college because of the opportunity you get going there. The only downside is you have to go into the military, and I'm not necessarily sure about that at the moment. Whatever decision I feel is right for me is what I am going to do."

Warmsley said he plans to take all five official visits and will likely make an official to New Orleans for the Rice game later this month.

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