Warren Waiting to hear from Irish

Cornerback Donovan Warren is eager to get back in pads for Polytechnic high school (Long Beach, Calif.) Once again the Jackrabbits will field one of the top teams in the state and Warren will be one of the team's top players.

Scout.com's No. 4 ranked cornerback prospect Donovan Warren (6-foot-1, 176 pounds) has been taking it easy for the past several weeks, but now that football season is a4round the corner he will have a lot less time.

"I'm doing good, I'm just waiting for the season to start," Warren said anticipating his first game September 8. "We hit the field Wednesday for two-a-days and classes are coming up pretty soon.

"With recruiting, everything has kind of slowed down. I haven't been in touch with a lot of schools, but I am staying in contact with some.

"As far as Notre Dame, I haven't heard from them at all" he explained. "They send me stuff in the mail, but we've just lost contact. Maybe once the season starts I'll hear from them."

If the Irish don't invite Warren to campus he will have plenty of options.

"I've been talking to USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Michigan and Ohio State," Warren said. "Ohio State is recruiting me pretty hard. I have a strong interest in them. They're a very good team, a good program and they get people to the NFL. They turnout a lot of cornerbacks.

"I know Kenyon Rambo from Poly played receiver at Ohio State. He said they have a strong tradition and that they're the only show in town so the community supports them so it's a good atmosphere. He said he liked it, so I want to take a trip out there.

"I haven't been down to UCLA for practice," Warren said. "But I went to USC to watch them scrimmage. USC is the school that I've been to check out practice. I'd like to get down to UCLA though.

"I like coach English at Michigan, plus I'd have a chance to come in and play right away. I've never been down there so I'd like to take a trip to check it out. I know Jonas Mouton who is going to be a freshman there.

"I'd say everybody is even right now. I don't have any kind of lean toward any school because I haven't seen them all," he added.

As a junior, Warren had 51 tackles and one interception.

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