Four-star cornerback Darion Green-Warren didn’t visit Michigan football this past weekend, but he will this fall and the Wolverines are in a better position than people think.
It’s hard to find much to nitpick about it when it comes to Michigan football‘s 2020 recruiting class. However, one position that needs more depth is cornerback and one guy that can help add that is four-star standout Darion Green-Warren.
Green-Warren is one of the best defensive backs in the 2020 class that isn’t committed and it’s going to stay that way at least until the fall. The 6-foot, 187-pounder from Harbor City, California, is being projected by some to go to Southern California, which holds 88 percent of his crystal balls.
Yet, according to Sam Webb of the Michigan Insider ($), the Wolverines are a much bigger player in the recruitment of Green-Warren than most realize and even though he didn’t get to Ann Arbor for a visit during the BBQ last weekend, he will be coming to the Big House in the fall.
If you want to read exactly what Webb wrote, you can check out the link above, but essentially, he reported that Green-Warren only missed the visit due to family reasons and that the four-star corner was set to watch Michigan football and Ohio State Nov. 30.
That’s something that should excite Michigan fans because there is no better way to experience the Big House than when the Buckeyes are in town, particularly when the Wolverines win, something they should have a great chance to do for the first time since 2011.
While Warren ranks 226th according to the 247 sports composite rankings, he is listed as the 14th-best corner and his long frame is exactly what Michigan football has been pushing for in recent years.
Don Brown loves to play man-to-man coverage and even though fans want to see more zone, with the run-pass option becoming more and more prevalent, less man coverage isn’t the answer. Finding corners that can dominate is and Green-Warren would be a start.
He would also join fellow four-star recruit Andre Seldon in committing to the Wolverines. Seldon is the only corner commit in the 2020 class and at 5-foot-9, he offers a different skill set. He’s quick and excels in man coverage too, but Green-Warren has a wonderful blend of size and speed.
Green-Warren has also taken notice of all the defensive backs Michigan football has sent to the NFL in recent years, which is another reason why the Wolverines should be considered a strong contender for his services, even if USC and Oklahoma seem like the favorites.