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Four-star could go the distance

Four-star cornerback Donovan Warren (6-0, 175, 4.4) from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly has already had a very busy fall playing football for the 9-1 Poly Jackrabbits and taking visits to D-I schools.
"I have been on three visits already," Warren said. "I have been to Arizona, Michigan and Cal."
"Arizona was cool and laid back," Warren said. "They are building right now, but it's a nice program. Coach Mike Stoops and his other coaches are good."
"I really liked my visit to Michigan," Warren said. "The stadium was crazy and it was the loudest stadium I've ever been at. I've never seen anything like that.
"I also like Michigan's coaches," Warren said. "Coach Ron English is a really good coach."
"Cal was good," Warren said. "I was able to hang out with DeSean Jackson and [db]Gary Boxey[/db], both who I played with at Poly.
"I like how Cal's team is like a family. The coaches at Cal are really cool, too. They are straight with you."
"I'm going to visit Oregon and Ohio State for my last two visits," Warren said. "I am going to visit Ohio State sometime in December and I don't have a date for Oregon just yet."
"What I like about Ohio State is they have a great tradition and they put defensive backs in the NFL," Warren said. "Oregon is another program that is building and they are trying to improve on defense.
"There is also an opportunity for early playing time at Oregon."
Warren is also looking at USC and UCLA though the won't be visiting the two local schools officially.
"USC is a great program and has a great tradition," Warren said. "They also get you into the NFL and you can get a good education.
"UCLA is building up their defense and I like Coach DeWayne Walker," Warren said. "There is also a chance for early playing time. I would have a chance to come in and compete for early playing time.
"Also a degree from UCLA can make a big impact," Warren said. "Just like Cal and USC."
"I'm going to make my decision on signing day," Warren said. "I'm not going to be an early decision."
The 9-1 Jackrabbit start their playoff run this Friday when Poly takes on the always tough, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei at the Vet.
On the season most teams have tended to shy away from Warren, but when the opposition threw his way he made them pay three times. He also has 26 tackles and two fumble recoveries.
Warren has also had ink as an offensive player in 2006. He has rushed for 308 yards and six touchdowns. He has also caught 11 passes for 146 yards and two more touchdowns.
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.