Tennessee is looking to add some help in the secondary in their 2021 recruiting class, and getting some instant impact type of players in the secondary would be a big plus. On Saturday, the Vols found out that the top junior college cornerback in the country has UT as one of his top contenders moving forward.
De’Jahn Warren, who plays for Lackawanna Community College, posted a video on Twitter on Saturday announcing his top teams. The Vols were included along with Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas A&M, Oregon, Nebraska, Maryland, Ole Miss, and West Virginia.
4:44…..Things can change pic.twitter.com/UV4NTo2dLc
— De’Jahn “Nugget” Warren (@Ayoooo_daeee) March 21, 2020
According to 247Sports, Warren is currently the No. 1 JUCO cornerback and the No. 2 overall JUCO prospect in the 2021 cycle. He holds offers from 20 schools, and Tennessee extended an offer to him back on December 20, 2019, becoming the first FBS team to offer him after his debut campaign in the JUCO ranks.
Warren played for Suitland High School in Hyattsville, Maryland originally. But after not gaining much acclaim out of high school, Warren has caught fire after his first year with Lackawanna. He earned JUCO All-American honors in 2019, and he was named to the First Team All-Northeast Football Conference defense.
The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete is a hard hitter at the cornerback spot, and he’s very good at being in the right place at the right time to pick off passes. Warren has solid leaping ability and uses his athleticism to disrupt passes regularly. He moves well and plays good man coverage, something that is a must in Tennessee’s defense.
In his first year at Lackawanna, Warren totaled 35 tackles, a tackle for loss, five interceptions, six pass breakups, three forced fumbles, and five blocked kicks according to the NJCAA. Warren plays for the same junior college that current Vol defensive lineman Savion Williams played for before signing on with the Vols in the 2019 class.
Tennessee currently has seven prospects committed to them in their 2021 class, and three of those recruits project as defensive backs in college.