Tennessee only has three players on their current roster from California, but that hasn’t stopped the coaching staff from trying to recruit out west. It’s often hard to get the west coast kids to come all the way to the south. The Vols have offered a handful of players from California in the two recruiting cycles under Jeremy Pruitt so far, and now they’ve offered one of the best players in that state for the 2020 class.
Darion Green-Warren plays cornerback for Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. Sunday, he tweeted that he is “honored” to receive an offer from the Vols.
— Darion Green-Warren (@gogettadarion) January 6, 2019
Green-Warren is currently committed to Oklahoma and has been since July, but that hasn’t stopped the offers from rolling in. Florida, Florida State, and Ole Miss are just a few of the handful of schools to offer him.
Per 247Sports, the composite four-star is the 87th-ranked player in the country. Additionally, he is the 10th-ranked cornerback and 13th-ranked player in the state of California.
Green-Warren participated in the Under Armour Future 50 event last week along with some of the top high school underclassmen in the country.
Measuring in at 6-foot-1, 163 pounds, he is a smaller, faster corner. Despite his speed, he is still a strong player, and he can line up and play press coverage at the line of scrimmage.
Green-Warren has really good ball skills. He has the potential to create a lot of turnovers in addition to breaking up passes. He has very fluid hips, and he’s good in his backpedal. He can match opposing receivers stride for stride and excels in man coverage. Green-Warren is a true cover corner with great instincts. He is also a good tackler, and he isn’t afraid to be physical. He can be seen laying some big hits several times on film. Green-Warren is one of the more college-ready prospects in the country.
As a junior, Green-Warren totaled 26 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, six passes defended, and a forced fumble according to MaxPreps.
Tennessee has a lot of work to do to be able to flip Green-Warren from the Sooners. There is still a long way to go until signing day though, and a lot can happen between now and then. The Vols have certainly found a very skilled player.