July 31, 2006

Warren remains wide open

Once again, Poly High School in Long Beach, Calif., possesses a strong football team for the 2006 season. The Jackrabbits are one of the top programs year in and year out, not just in California, but the entire nation. That means players like cornerback Donovan Warren put heavy focus on preparation for team success in the summer months while juggling the responsibilities of recruiting as well.

For Warren, a 6-0, 175-pound four-star prospect, the recruiting process involves many of the top programs across the country. So, even with his off-season workouts, the nation's No. 52 ranked player overall has had to start looking at what teams have sparked the most interest for him thus far.

"I would say I have an unofficial top seven or eight. That would be Ohio State, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Cal, Arizona State and Michigan," Warren said. "Everything's real even to me right now. My focus isn't on one school at all. I'm just trying to keep it wide open at this point. I do like all of these schools, but no one has a big lead over anyone."

This fall, Warren says he will take at most two of his official visits during the season, choosing to go on the others once his season is finished. That does not mean, however, that he will not spend other Saturdays in college stadiums and with UCLA being close to home, he expects to take in a Bruin game or two.

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