Warner Mulling Things Over

He became one of the hottest commodities in the JC ranks this past season and Compton (Calif.) College defensive tackle Branden Warner (6-3, 295) talks about the latest in his recruitment, including which new schools have started to pick up the pace...

Compton (Calif.) College defensive tackle Branden Warner (6-3, 295), who committed to UCLA in October but stands as a soft verbal following a trip to Washington State, knows he needs to finalize things soon.

Warner is currently in Georgia relaxing over the holiday break, but he knows he needs to either solidify his commitment to UCLA or choose another school.

"I love the thought of playing for UCLA and I will probably end up there, but I'm still thinking about some other schools," Warner said. "I enjoyed my visit to Washington State and they sorta pulled even, but I'm really feeling UCLA right now so they are still the school I'm committed to.

An SEC powerhouse just became the latest to offer him.

"Florida offered me and I'm considering a visit there next month, but honestly I'm not sure because I like the thought of staying out west and playing out there."

As a sophomore this past season, Warner helped pace to Tartars up front by posting 42 tackles, seven sacks and numerous quarterback hurries.

"I think I had a good season personally, but I could have done better I think, " Warner said. "I used my quickness and speed a lot, but I want to get more moves and work on that more and I think if I do that, I have a good chance at doing really well at the next level."

Warner had hoped to sign in December and he still may still be able to sign with a school before the mid-year signing period ends on January 15th, but it appears he will likely end up signing in early February with the chance to enroll at some point during the spring with two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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