Recruiting: Lonestar State Lock?

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

JUSTIN WARREN, DE, 6'3, 220, 4.6, TYLER LEE, TEXAS:

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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