There is one position that always is in demand and that is defensive tackle. That is why colleges search coast-to-coast in search of good ones that can help them win on Saturday. One if the very best, is Branden Warner (6-2, 280, 4.78) from Compton (Calif.) College.
Warner originally hails from Atlanta (Ga.) Mays where he was a standout on the high school level. He has continued his dominant ways at Compton College, so far as a sophomore, he has accounted for 27 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown.
Warner is a great athlete with tremendous quickness and is very explosive off the ball. He is a team first guy and is very coachable.
In the weight room, Warner is just as good as he has 410-pound bench press, 460-pound squat, 315-pound power clean and has even recorded a very impressive for a big man 31-inch vertical.
According to Warner, he has three offers on the table from Arizona, Washington State and the one he received on Sunday, UCLA. He is getting recruiting attention from most of the Pac 10, Big 12, Mountain West, WAC and SEC schools, LSU the word was were very interested and were on the verge of offering.
"If felt good getting an offer from UCLA," Warner said. "UCLA called this morning (Sunday) and asked for my transcripts and told me to fax them ASAP.
"My coach told me he's going to that, probably on Monday morning," Warner said. "If everything goes alright, I will be taking UCLA's offer because as a defensive tackle I could get early playing time with the Bruins. If everything goes alright I'm going to commit to UCLA."
"I don't care about location or playing closer to home," Warner said. "I just want to play and finish my education."
Besides all of the obvious attributes that Warner brings to the table is he will graduate in January and be able to participate in spring ball. He will have two years to play two.
According to Warner if things fall out with UCLA, Warner will set visits with Arizona and Washington State.