Four-star cornerback Donovan Warren (6-0, 175, 4.4) from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly has lived up to his reputation as one of the nation's top cornerback prospects.
As usual no one has tried to pick on Warren this season while manning his cornerback position but the talented defensive back is looking forward to this Friday's game when Poly takes on San Diego (Calif.) Mira Mesa and arguably the state's best wide receiver prospect in four-star Markques Simas, four-star tight end Nate Chandler and emerging senior quarterback Kevin O'Mary (6-3, 215).
"I'm looking forward to the match up with their receivers, but the most important thing is that we come up with the W," Warren said. "I'm going to do what I can do and hope things work out."
Warren has made his presence felt on offense as a senior while playing both wide receiver and running back. He has already scored four offensive touchdowns, three as a running back and one as a receiver.
"I won't be playing as much on the offensive side of the ball so I can concentrate on defense," Warren said. "I'm going to focus on my defensive techniques this week in practice. I have been focusing on offense."
After Poly's opening defeat at the hands of Santa Margarita, Calif., Poly moved Warren to running back and since the move, the Jackrabbits have both games since over Lake Balboa (Calif.) Birmingham and Pittsburg, Calif., from the Bay Area.
On the recruiting trail as you can imagine Warren has been very busy receiving phone calls. He took in the USC/Nebraska game on Saturday.
"The USC game was real intense, the crowd was real pumped up," Warren said. "It was their first game and everyone was jacked up."
"The crowd was saying, Donovan come to USC," Warren said. "I was surprised they even knew my name. It made me feel that they really want me to be part of the Trojan family.
"I wasn't tempted to commit, not at all," Warren said. "I want to my trips.
"I haven't set any visits up yet, but I have a feeling who the first two visits may be. I'm thinking they will be Cal and Michigan."
Besides USC, Cal and Michigan; Warren is very interested in Ohio State, UCLA, Oregon and Arizona State.
Warren said that he likes Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel and Buckeye cornerback coach Tim Beckman. He also has love for UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker, USC linebacker coach Ken Norton Jr. and Michigan defensive coordinator Ron English.
As a junior, Warren earned all-league, all-area, Student Sports junior All-American, all-state, all-CIF Division I and all-CIF all divisions as he racked 51 tackles in run support.
Warren went to the CIF finals in the 100-meter and the 4x100. He was part of a crew that won the 4x100 in the CIF meet but they ended up getting disqualified because of a fast start in the first leg.
Warren is a member of the Rivals.com Rivals100 landing as the Nation's No. 55 player at any position for the class of 2007. Rivals.com rates Warren as the Nation's No. 5 cornerback in the country for the class 2007.
Warren also made the Rivals.com California top 100 and is raked as the Golden State's No. 6 prospect at any position from the Golden State.