UTEP Football: C/0 2014 Warren Redix

Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sp

After a video game like senior season, Warren Redix brings his talented down I-10 from Montwood to UTEP.

Warren Redix ATH Montwood HS El Paso, TX 5'11 175 lbs 2 Star - Rivals

After earning back-to-back District 1-5A MVP honors, Montwood’s Warren Redix looks to continue his impact play as a Miner.

Recruited officially as a wide receiver, the talented, shifty running athlete will get a chance to show his skills on either side of the ball in a number of possible roles.

As a receiver, he amassed 2,679 yards on 184 catches, and also cashed in on 34 total touchdowns just in his senior year alone which has to be an El Paso High School football single season record in yards and catches. #Production

Showing how versatile he really is, Redix rushed for 751 yards on just 63 carries, averaging a whopping 11.4 yards a carry last season as well.

2011 was his second best year statistically as a receiver at Montwood, he went over the 1,000 yard receiving mark, and had five games where he went over 100 yards on catches.

In 2012 he had a career game against Americas that saw him grabs 12 balls for 208 yards, leading Montwood to an 8-3 record in that season, monster receiving games were the norm throughout his career.

Sean Kugler on Redix:

Warren Redix may be one of the more productive guys we signed if you really look at the numbers. He was MVP of the district two years in a row and registered 2,679 yards on 184 receptions (14.56 average) and 34 total touchdowns. That’s not his career. That’s his senior season. I’m talking about production. He also compiled 751 rushing yards on 63 carries. When we were recruiting this young man we talked to a lot of people in town and asked them to name the most competitive kid in town. Just about everybody mentioned this kid as being the most competitive kid in town. He’s an outstanding student. We’re excited to get him. His junior year he was just as productive. His sophomore year he was just as productive. He played in the El Paso Football Showcase All-Star game. He could play slot receiver for us. He could play running back for us. He could return kicks for us. He may be able to play DB for us. He sounds a lot like a guy we signed last year named Aaron Jones.
Redix also drew interest from Texas Tech, San Diego State, and the Naval Academy.

So where does he fit in with the Miners? It could be in very many directions/ways.

Showing good ball skills, and football IQ, Redix totaled 39 tackles, 28 of them were solo on the defensive side, and with the 4-2-5 scheme UTEP will always be looking for physically capable defensive backs.

It could be out of need to move him to defensive back, but the wide receiver position might also need some added depth in the near future. He is listed at 5’10 175lbs, but is solidly built enough to make an immediate switch to defense if needed.

Another dynamic is his outstanding return game, both on punts and kicks.

This has been Redix’s money maker at Montwood. He averaged 27.3 yards a punt return as a sophomore, and took back 9 touchdowns to the house via returns as well. UTEP will definitely need some help in the return game once Autrey Golden graduates.

Based on his size and decent speed, he would be typical slot receiver, but being that UTEP rarely uses three receiver sets, he will have to adapt to running routes alone on the outside if wants to be an every down reciever. Once he catches the ball he is hard to bring down with his running back like strength, and one of a kind elusiveness around tacklers.

He won’t blow you away with blazing speed, questioning his deep ball ability and only running a 4.6, but his change of direction, and acceleration could help him develop as an outside wide receiver if he learns how to run routes properly from an X or Z split end.

Redix has lived as a slot receiver in Montwood’s spread attack, he was utilized heavily in screens, and jet sweeps, that versatility on offense is something UTEP didn’t have last year, and if stays on offense could add a dimension if he pans out as an impact play maker on offense.

Using his 39 inch vertical leap, Redix also played basketball at Montwood, his squat numbers are listed at 340 lbs.

Versatile athletes is what Kugler wants at the skill positions, interesting to see where Redix will fit in as it appears he can provide depth at any position on either side of the ball.

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