One of the most wanted prospects still available out west is four-star cornerback Donovan Warren (6-0, 175, 4.4) from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. He is down to four schools and will be taking his last official visit this weekend to UCLA.
The talented corner did nothing but enhance his already lofty reputation with a stellar week of practice and a fantastic US Army All-American game.
Playing in the game fulfilled one of the driven athlete's goals for his senior season.
"I had a good time in San Antonio," Warren said. "I had good time as a junior when I went there for US Army All-American camp.
"One of my goals was to go back as a senior and play against the best players in the country."
"Playing against the guys at (Long Beach) Poly helped prepare me for the challenge," Warren said. "The Poly guys at practice are all fast so when I arrived for the game speed didn't surprise me."
On the recruiting trail things are getting for tight for the four surviving schools.
"I will visit UCLA this weekend and then I will go from there," Warren said. "All my visits have been great and I learned something about all of the schools, both negative and positive.
"I'm going to UCLA to check out the campus, its atmosphere and the student body," Warren said. "I have no favorites out of the four and they are all in a dead heat."
Warren's last final four are Michigan, Cal, UCLA and USC.
"After my visit to UCLA I'm going to think about all four and I will chose the school where I feel I fit in best," Warren said. "I will make my announcement public on February 1st."
Warren had an outstanding senior season playing on both sides of the ball. He ended up rushing for 448 yards and scored six touchdowns. As a receiver, Warren had 14 receptions for 181 yards and two more touchdowns through the air.
From his cornerback position, where he will likely play on the D-I level, Warren accounted for 36 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
What makes his defensive stats so impressive is the fact offensive try to avoid Warren as much as possible.
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 up 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.