Almost every time the Oklahoma Sooners land top tier talent, its on the offensive side of the ball. With that said, the 2020 class – consisting of players like no. 1 (Perrion Winfrey) and no. 2 (Josh Ellison) DT, and top 10 SDE (Reggie Grimes) – is showing a shift to more balanced recruiting. Grinch is looking to continue that momentum into 2021 by pushing for the nations no. 1 JUCO CB, De’Jahn Warren.
This 6-0, 175 lbs 4-star currently plays at Lackawanna community college. In 2019, Warren earned JUCO all-America as a freshman with 35 tackles, and 5 interceptions on 11 games played (via NJCAA). His hudl film shows a solid balance between a tenacious pass rusher and smart WR coverage. It also shows he loves special teams and blocking FGs..
Warren holds offers from a number of schools including Georgia, OU, Tennessee, Penn State, and Maryland. While 247 Sports crystal ball predictions have him going to Penn State, A recent interview with SI shows he might be favoring OU.
When asked about Oklahoma, Warren responded with, “I see myself playing for that team,” he admits. “I like their program. I like talking to their coaches.”
He went on about his respect for Coach Grinch. Adding, “I think he’s a really cool guy,” Warren says. “Great personality. We have good conversations on the phone. This is my first year playing corner, so I need a coach that can really develop me. So that’s something that I keep in mind.”
While nothing is set in stone I like to see Grinch pushing for top Juco players, and I think OU has a legitimate shot with De’ Jahn Warren.