The Port Arthur News
PORT NECHES —
For Port Neches-Groves senior Logan Warlick, the football season isn’t quite over. Warlick has been selected to play in the Blue-Grey National All-Star Classic at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m.
The game will be streamed live at FoxSportsFlorida.com, on its PrepZone site for high school sports.
The event is held by Blue-Grey Events and is a way for high school recruits to play in front of college scouts one last time. For Warlick, that means playing one last game fully healthy, after injuring his leg during the Central game last year.
“I’m very happy that Logan is getting this opportunity,” PN-G head coach Brandon Faircloth said. “We hope he gets the chance to continue his athletic career in college. He’s a great part of our program and a good example of how to play the game.”
Warlick was one of PN-G’s leading tacklers before his injury, totaling 40 tackles, including nine for a loss, to go with one QB pressure and one forced fumble. He played most of the Central game with his injury, but still managed to make five tackles. Warlick also was back to playing by the end of the season, but in a limited role.
Players in the All-Star Classic are selected based on a series of regional combines. The Southwest Combine was held at the University of Texas last summer, where Warlick drew notice. He is one of 49 people on the South team, coached by former NFL wide receiver Larry Ryans. The team’s receivers coach is another former NFLer in Ricky Proehl, while the defense will be coached by former Jets return specialist Donnie Elder.
Warlick is joined on the team by a few with Southeast Texas links. Both Gregory Hogan, an all-state receiver for Humble Summer Creek and Goose Creek Memorial’s Curtis Granberry, a defensive back/quarterback, are on the team.
Mike Richardson also has a tie to Southeast Texas. Richardson set the state passing record at Marble Falls this season by throwing for 715 yards in a game last season. He was coached last season by former TJ star Todd Dodge, who is in his first year of return to Texas high school football coaching.
Warlick is listed as a strong safety on the team’s roster, but Faircloth said he’ll probably stick at linebacker. In PN-G’s defense, Warlick was asked to do some coverage and acted like a safety at times, but is better suited to play in the box.
Warlick was also selected to the National Underclassmen Combine All-America Game in December, but was unable to participate.