Warren Changes Plans

The #4-ranked cornerback in the country, Donovan Warren from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, has changed his plans and substituted in a school for an official visit in place of Ohio State. In fact, Donovan says he's pretty much narrowed it down to four possibilities...

The #4-ranked cornerback in the country, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly's Donovan Warren (6-1, 175) now says he'll visit UCLA officially.

"I go to USC on Friday and I'm looking forward to that," said Warren. "Then I talked with (UCLA) Coach (DeWayne) Walker and I'm going to visit UCLA officially in January instead of going to Ohio State."

In fact, Warren has narrowed his list down to four schools.

"I'm down to four basically," said Warren. "I broke my schools down to USC, Cal, Michigan and UCLA. I had in-home visits with each of them last week and then the head coaches are going to be coming in real soon."

He will visit USC this weekend, and UCLA January 12th, the week after he gets back from playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He has already officially visited Michigan, California and Arizona, yet Arizona didn't make the cut in his final four schools.

"Those are the schools (UCLA, USC, Michigan and Cal) that I'm feeling," said Warren, who declined to name a leader. "I wouldn't say I have a leader. I'll know after I've taken all of my visits. I'll have a leader then and I'll announce on Signing Day. They're all pretty equal. I like Michigan, if I decide to go out of state. Then I have the three California schools that I like."

Each of the three California schools also has a former Poly player and former teammate of Warren and he said that each Jackrabbit is doing their part to recruit him to their respective school. "Each of the Poly guys, especially at the California schools, they're all giving me their best pitch, telling me to come play with them," said Warren. "We're like a big family."

Last week, Warren hosted Ken Norton and Rocky Seto from USC, R. Todd Littlejohn and Ken Delgado from Cal, Ron English from Michigan and DeWayne Walker from UCLA.

"They all said that I have a chance to come in and compete for early playing time and I want to come in and do that," said Warren. "That's a big thing for me."

Following his trip to USC this weekend, Warren will take the next weekend off for the holidays than leave for the U.S. Army All-American Game at the end of the month.


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