Now this one is a big-time commitment. The top JuCo cornerback in the nation announced the destination for his final years of college in late August as De’Jahn Warren pledged his remaining years of eligibility to Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs.
By Steve Wright
The 6-foot tall, 175-pounder out of Hyattsville, MD and who is playing his football at Lackawanna Community College in Pennsylvania is rated by the 247Sports Composite Rankings as the No. 1 JuCo cornerback and the No. 2 JuCo player in the country. Warren picked Georgia over the likes of Penn State, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Warren chose Georgia because of the relationships he developed with the staff at the school. Covid-19 has caused havoc for schools around the country, but in this case, the virus may actually work out in Georgia’s favor. With the 2020 season for Lackawanna CC being cancelled, Warren will be able to report to Athens in December and work through a full offseason in preparation for the 2021 season.
The 14th commit to the Bulldogs 2021 class, Warren has always been a short and lightweight player who has played at a level way above what his frame would suggest is possible. Warren is an impact player – as you can see from his video – and the JuCo Freshman All American is going to be a player who will contribute immediately for the Bulldogs.
The first play of the video shows Warren laying out a wide receiver with a well-timed hit after a catch and run. Later plays show his ability to track the ball in the air where his quick changes of direction allow him to cover a wide receiver like glue before breaking on the ball to make a game-changing and momentum-shifting play. He is also a force on special teams where he can use his explosive speed to get after a punter and make every kick feel rushed as he knifes in for a block.