Recruiting: Lonestar State Lock?

Tyler, Texas DE Justin Warren says he's staying in Texas, but OU isn't giving up just yet


Let's just say that Warren is the best defensive end in Texas. If he is not the best, then the player that is better than him is a tremendous player.

Warren heads into his senior year as one of the most elite defensive ends in the country. This season Warren will be a three-year starter at defensive end and he seems born for the position.

"Defensive end gives me versatility to display my skills. I love playing on the outside, covering the edge and getting after the quarterback."

Justin can bench 270 pounds, squats 430 and he has a 31-inch vertical jump. Warren has spent his summer going to camps at Texas and Texas A&M and he plans on spending the rest of the summer in the weight room.

Warren has 18 scholarship offers, but may have already narrowed his choices down to a couple of schools.

"Right now I am only interested in two schools and that is Texas and Texas A&M, and not in that order." said Warren. "I love the state of Texas and I want to go to school somewhere in Texas. At first in the recruiting process I wanted to go out of state, but after looking at the two great schools in Texas, I decided why look anywhere else? I think a lot of schools have dropped off of me, because they really don't feel they have a chance. I don't want to waste their time or I don't want them to waste my time. Oklahoma is one school that is still recruiting me and that has caught my attention, but right now I am going to stay in Texas."

Despite the early interest in staying in Texas, OU will continue to recruit Warren. Warren has qualified.

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