Warren Getting National Attention

Scout.com's #4-ranked cornerback in the country, Donovan Warren from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, has seen his recruitment blow up, with scholarship offers from some of the biggest football programs in the nation...

The fourth-ranked cornerback in the nation by Scout.com, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly's Donovan Warren (6-1, 176), is up to 17 scholarship offers.

"Ohio State, Tennessee, Utah and Washington are the last schools who have offered me," said Warren. "I think Notre Dame will offer me after they see my transcript."

Warren said seven schools stood out, but there's room for changes on his list. He said, "I've got seven schools that I like: Ohio State, USC, UCLA, Oregon, California, Michigan and Arizona State. If Notre Dame offers, they'd be right in there."

When asked if any one particular school stood out, Warren wouldn't say. "I don't have a leader but I'll narrow it down to about five schools this summer," he said.

For Warren, though, the offers from around the country have allowed him to prolong the process and have given him incentive to take his time. "I want to take all five of my trips. I could take unofficials to USC and to UCLA since I can go there anytime. I might take all of my officials to other schools that I can't get to as easily," said Warren.

Warren is an elite cornerback, but this fall, he could see himself lining up at safety and will also be playing some receiver for Poly. "My coaches and I were just talking about playing safety," Warren said. "Coach (Raul) Lara wants me to see some time at safety and to move me around in the secondary. I'm also going to play receiver this year. But I think I'm going to play corner in college.'

Because of track responsibilities, Warren didn't attend any camps this spring, and said the only camp he might attend this summer would be the USC Rising Senior camp.

Last weekend, Warren made his first appearance with the Jackrabbit football team since last fall, playing in a passing league tournament at Dana Hills. "It felt real good to get back out there and get in a rhythm. I'm just starting to hit my stride. I had been running straight all this time, so to get back out there and do cuts and turns, it felt real good. I can't wait until the fall," said Warren.

Warren said he weights 176, as a result of losing some weight in track, but that he is working to get to 185 by the time September comes around.

Academically, Warren has a 3.2 GPA and took the SAT earlier this spring.

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