Focus 2004

Madison County's <b>Jonathan Warren</b> made a favorable impression in last week's CaliFlorida Bowl V all-star game at Moorpark (Calif.) College near Los Angeles. Warren got to team with Orlando Edgewater's <B>Kenny Ingram, </b> who is also considering FSU, and Florida commitment <B>Tony Joiner</b> in the secondary. Additionally, three cornerbacks on the roster also list FSU among their favorites -- <B>Trevor Ford, Dawayne Grace</b> and <B>Joe Manning</b> of Tallahassee Lincoln High.

Hard-hitting safety Jonathan Warren of Madison County High School is still all smiles when talking about last week's all-star game, won by Florida 24-22.

"It was a great experience, seeing where I stacked up against some of the best talent in Florida and in the nation," Warren told TheTerritory Wednesday afternoon.

"I learned a lot of things from other players and I think they also learned a lot from me."

Warren's biggest disappointment?

"They wanted us to take it easy in practice so we didn't hit as much as I would have liked," Warren said and laughed. "We had to take it easy. But I thought I played well and made some things happen."

Warren also got to meet and hang out with fellow FSU commitments in quarterback Drew Weatherford of Land O' Lakes and tailback Lamar Lewis of Jacksonville Trinity Christian.

Warren also said it was neat getting to know the contingent of Lincoln High players at the game, including Manning and offensive lineman Calvin Darity. The team was coached by Lincoln's David Wilson.

"We talked about our game (Madison County-Lincoln) and how they want a rematch," Warren said. "But I was impressed with Weatherford. He throws a nice pass. I also talked to Lamar. We all can't wait to get to FSU to get started."

Warren said he also chatted at length with Orlando Edgewater's Kenny Ingram and Miami Northwestern's Trevor Ford. Ingram is scheduled to vist FSU this weekend with prep teammate Aaron Jones. Ford is also scheduled to vist this weekend.

Warren will visit FSU the weekend of Jan. 16.

"Kenny told me his No. 1 choice was FSU," Warren said. "(Ford) also said he really liked FSU. We kind of all talked about FSU and (recruiting). They are good guys."

Warren, who last talked to FSU defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews and defensive ends coach Jody Allen while the Seminoles were in Miami for the Orange Bowl, said he scored a 16 on his recent ACT test -- one point short of qualifying academically.

Warren, however, remains confident in earning the test score. He's currently playing basketball for the Cowboys, averaging nearly 17 points per game. He scored a career-high 28 earlier this season during a holiday tournament.


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