The top cover corner in the West on just about everyone's board is Long Beach Poly's (Calif.) Donovan Warren. Warren has all the tools to be a big time player at the next level and updated us on his current list of favorites.
Warren, 5-11, 160 pounds has been one of the state's top cover corners since his sophomore season. The last time we talked with him, it was following the NIKE 7 on 7 Passing Championship, an event where Warren didn't have his best day.
"Man, you still remember that," Warren joked. "Everything is good, I'm working hard and just trying to get better every day. We should have a good team next year and I plan to be a big part of that on both sides of the ball."
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At the NIKE tournament, Warren told us USC was a strong leader at the time and not much has changed since.
"They're still on top," Warren said. "I went to a practice recently and love watching those guys run around. They have a fast team and it was good to seeing Vincent (Joseph) doing so well out there. I was of course watching the defensive backs pretty closely and I like their style of play and feel I would fit right in there."
Warren also had a chance to see another of his favorites in action when he took in a UCLA practice Monday.
"I really like Coach (DeWayne) Walker a lot, he's one of the main reasons I'm so high on UCLA. He's a really good coach with NFL experience and I know I would learn a lot from him if I went there.
"My other schools are all the same. Michigan because of Ron English. Ohio State, Cal, Oregon and Arizona State. They're all good schools and I'm going to take all five of my visits before I make my decision. More than likely, I'll make my commitment public at the Army All-American game if I'm picked for it. I should know by then what I want to do."