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March 2020 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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2020 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE BY EJ HOLLAND Darion Green-Warren was already supposed to be in Ann Arbor. The four-star cornerback out of Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne took the necessary classes to be an early enrollee at Michigan. However, there was a slight issue. Green-Warren completed an online class too close to the Christmas break, and his pa- perwork was not turned in on time. "I should be there by early May," Green-Warren said. "That's what I'm shooting for. One of my online classes took forever, so that just slowed down the entire pro- cess. I don't have all the m o n t h s I was supposed to have, but I'm look- ing forward to finally enrolling and getting to work, so I can compete." Green-Warren revealed his com- mitment to Michigan live at the All- American Bowl in San Antonio in early January. He picked the Wolver- ines over offers from Florida, Geor- gia, Oregon, Penn State, USC and others. Despite the early enrollee snafu, Green-Warren has had time to reflect on his choice and still feels like he made the right call. "I'm really happy about my decision," Green-Warren said. "Michigan has always been one of those top teams in the country. The defense always makes plays. Coach [Jim] Harbaugh and Coach [Michael] Zordich always put people in the league. Being able to play for them and go to Michi- gan was a blessing. Having the opportunity to play early was just another advantage." Darion Green-Warren Didn't Enroll Early As Planned, But Is Still Working To Be Ready Green-Warren revealed that he would head to Ann Arbor live at the All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, 2020, but he had already signed with the Wolverines. PHOTO BY EJ HOLLAND 38 THE WOLVERINE MARCH 2020 2020 Projection Green-Warren, along with the other corner- backs in the class, will likely have to wait a year until he will compete for starting duties. His tech- nique and physicality is hard to ignore, though, and that will be a big factor for him getting play- ing time as his career continues. Special teams may be the path to seeing the field as a freshman. DARION GREEN-WARREN DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 • 183 NARBONNE HIGH SCHOOL TORRANCE, CALIF. RANKINGS STARS NAT. POS. STATE ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 123 12* 17 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 322 24* 32 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ 243 19* 18 * Ranked as a cornerback STATISTICS Year Tackles TFL Int. PBU 2019 16 6 0 8 2018 26 2.5 3 6 2017 29 1 2 4 HONORS • Selected first-team All-State by USA Today as a junior. • Played in the All-American Bowl. • A two-time MaxPreps first-team All-American for his grade ( junior squad in 2018 and sophomore team in 2017). RECRUITMENT • Announced he would be heading to Ann Arbor at the All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, 2020. • Originally committed to Oklahoma on July 4, 2018, but decommitted on March 8, 2019. • Also had offers from Georgia, Or- egon, Penn State, USC and Wisconsin, among others. • Recruited by tight ends coach Sherrone Moore and cornerbacks coach Michael Zordich.

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