Former Enterprise High star Chance Warren received a redshirt in his freshman season at Navy, but is preparing to take on a big role in year No. 2.
The redshirt freshman spent his true freshman season on the scout team at Navy, where he ended up winning the Scout Team Player of the Year following the season.
“I learned the art of being patient,” Warren said of the experience on the scout team. “Luckily enough for me, before this past season, I never had to play on a scout team.
“So, just having that experience made me a better player I think and ultimately that led to me winning the award for (Scout Team) Player of the Year.”
Warren was a record-setting receiver at EHS and a two-time Elite 11 and All-State receiver, but in his true freshman season he was moved to the slot-back position in Navy’s triple option offense. During the spring, Warren was moved back to his former position of receiver.
“The coaches felt like I would be more impactful at wideout, so they made the switch,” Warren said. “I immediately took to the position (again).”
Warren has already moved up to the two-deep on Navy’s depth chart during hard offseason workouts.
“The workouts have been really tough but they’re preparing us for a dominant season,” Warren said.
In a question-and-answer feature on Navy’s website, starting slot-back Myles Fells, quarterback Tyger Goslin, offensive guard Bryce Texeira and offensive tackle Joe Goff all pointed to Warren as the player they expect to breakout in 2019. Warren said he is coming into the season with both simple personal and team goals in mind.
“My goals for this year are simple,” he flatly said. “Personally, I want to lead the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns.
“As a team, we want to play in the conference championship, win our bowl game and most importantly, beat Army.”
Warren and Navy will get the season started on Aug. 31 against Holy Cross at home.