Former Oklahoma Sooners commit Darion Green-Warren, visited the USC Trojans for Junior Day on March 24. He tells Conquest Chronicles about his experience on campus, what he likes most about the Trojans, and the energy of the team after a turbulent off-season.
Darion Green-Warren is entering his senior year at powerhouse Mater Dei and following his decommitment from Oklahoma, multiple schools are now after his signature.
Green-Warren is rated as the No. 10 cornerback in the country and the No. 15 player in the state of California per 247Sports. The 6-foot, 187 pound recruit boasts offers from 21 programs, including Arizona, Boise State, Florida, and Nebraska.
Through two years of varsity football, Green-Warren has recorded 55 tackles, five interceptions, 10 passes defended, and one forced fumble. At the Opening Regional back in February, the young corner recorded a 4.67 second 40-yard dash, 4.52 second shuttle, and a 29.70 inch vertical.
His play and testing scores have earned him a spot on the Opening Finals roster and a Polynesian Bowl invitation.
Green-Warren decommitted from Oklahoma on March 8, after the Sooners’ defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks left for Texas Tech. It now seems that the Trojans are the team to beat for the corner’s talents, and the Mater Dei to USC pipeline just may be continued in 2020.
Before he committed to Oklahoma, USC was among his top five schools, which also included Arizona, Ole Miss, and Wisconsin.
Currently USC only has three commits for the class of 2020, quarterback Bryce Young, kicker Parker Lewis, and wide receiver Josh Jackson.
We asked Green-Warren his thoughts on his recent visit to USC and where the Trojans rank.
You recently visited USC, how did you like the campus?
“The campus is great, everyone seems laid back and it has a very relaxed led atmosphere.”
What is something that stood out to you about USC’s program?
“The biggest thing that stood out was the life after football, USC alumni connections, and the way they take care of their own.”
How would you describe the energy among the staff and the team?
“The energy is good, I know they had a down year but everyone is working hard to change the culture.”
Playing for Mater Dei and being in Santa Ana, was USC a childhood favorite?
“My childhood favorite was Oklahoma, but USC is very close to home and the thought of playing in front of family and friends every week is always enticing.”
Do you have any top schools? Where does USC rank among them?
“I don’t really have a list yet but USC would rank really high. USC is right there...”