Chris Warren waited until National Signing Day to pick his future home. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound guard from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., says he listened to his gut and picked the SEC.
Warren announced he will sign with Ole Miss at a press conference at his school on Wednesday afternoon.
"It was a gut feeling," Warren said. "I felt like it was the best fit for me and that is where I needed to be."
The Rebels jumped into the picture late in the game and made a strong impression on the three-star guard from the Sunshine State. Warren visited Old Dominion, Virginia Commonwealth and NC State before making it out to Oxford to see the SEC campus.
Dr. Phillips head coach Anthony Long said Warren should help Andy Kennedy's team next year because his star point guard is custom made for the offense Ole Miss is running.
"They are an up-tempo team and Chris just fits that," Long said. "He feels like their style of play will be good for him. Coach Kennedy is going to help teach him even more."
"I think I can help change things," Warren says. "I think I can be that big spark."
Warren is the latest Dr. Phillips star to sign with a Division I school. Jason Rich, who is at Florida State, and Orien Greene, who played at Florida and Louisiana-Lafayette, both graduated from the Orlando school. Long says Warren stacks right up with the other players.
"I've had some good ones and Chris is right there at the top of the list," Long said. "I know Chris will do some good things in Oxfofd."