The Michigan coaching staff went on a frenzy on the West Coast on Wednesday, handing out scholarships to several underclassmen. One of the highest ranked players they offered was 4-star cornerback Darion Green-Warren.
Green-Warren is ranked No. 87 in the country for the 2020 class, but is currently committed to Oklahoma. Maize n Brew caught up with the junior to see what the Michigan offer meant to him and if this could spark a potential flip.
Interestingly, the former Oklahoma player on the staff, Sherrone Moore was the one to offer Green-Warren.
“I was called out of class today by coach Moore and we spoke for about 10 to 15 minutes, and at the conclusion of the conversation he said we want to offer you,” he said.
Asked about what Moore’s message to him was, Green-Warren said the Wolverines “love my tape and my style of play.” He also said the coaching staff sees him as a cornerback and “they love the physicality I bring in the run game.”
He has obviously met with Moore, but he said he’s “scheduled to speak with coach Harbaugh and coach Zordich tonight (Wednesday).”
Considering Green-Warren is from California, attending powerhouse Mater Dei, I asked about his familiarity with the Michigan program.
The 6-foot, 183-pound athlete said he’s “very familiar” and Michigan is “one of the blue bloods of college football.” He even brought up Charles Woodson and said even more recently they “have put out some really good defensive backs.”
As for his commitment to Oklahoma, Green-Warren said he’s still solid but he’s going to take visits. His interest level in visiting Ann Arbor is very high.
“Michigan is definitely a place I need to see,” Green-Warren said. “I’m gonna get on the phone with the Michigan coaches and work something out.”
The 4-star laid out his criteria when looking at a school.
“My goal is to graduate and have an opportunity to play at the next level,” he said “I’m looking for stability with the head coach. Development at my position. Location does not matter to me at all, just a level of comfort with the university overall.”
His indifference to distance is promising since he’s from California, and his current commitment to Oklahoma reinforces the fact he’s not worried about leaving home. Michigan has also shown plenty of development at cornerback under Zordich, so several boxes are checked.
As for when he will finally wrap up his recruitment, Green-Warren said he’d “definitely sign in the early period in December,” but didn’t elaborate more than that. That gives the Michigan coaches just under a year to make their case. From the sound of it, they’re off to a good start.