Interview with JUCO cornerback De’Jahn Warren
Updated: Apr 12
After not playing football for three years, De’Jahn Warren was given the chance to walk-on at Lackawanna.
In his first season at Lackawanna, Warren had 34 solo tackles, five interception, and three forced fumbles. He also was a threat on special teams. Warren blocked five kicks.
Warren is a 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback from Hyattsville, Maryland. On 247sports, Warren is ranked the number one junior college cornerback in the nation for the class of 2021. Recently, Warren listed his top 11 which included Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and West Virginia.
I spoke with Warren on Friday about his football career, the recruiting process, and more.
Q: Before going to Lackawanna, you didn’t play football for three years. In your first year at Lackawanna, you were ranked as the number one JUCO CB in the country. What has that journey been like for you?
A: “I can’t lie this journey has been tough but in my opinion the things i went through to get here makes this journey more valuable to me.”
Q: What is something that people should know about De’Jahn Warren?
A: “No matter what I go through or how hard things get for me I can’t be broken.”
Q: What would you say your biggest strength as a player is?
A: “My physicality as well as my coverage skills.”
Q: At what point did you realize that you had a serious chance at playing high level division one football?
A: “I always had a feeling that I can play football at a high level ever since I was young.”
5. Which schools would you say are recruiting you the hardest right now?
A: “Penn State, Maryland, Ole Miss, and Nebraska.”
Q: What schools are you planning on visiting?
A: “So far I only set up two visits and it’s to Penn State and Oklahoma. I’m not sure what my other three will be yet.”
Q: Other than your top 11 schools, are there still any other schools that you’re considering?
A: “The more I receive offers the more my list will change.”
Q: Do you know when or around when you will be committing?
A: “I don’t know when the time will come, but when it does it’ll be to a school that I feel 1000% sure of.”
10. Many guys in the DMV area have been making a movement to stay close to home and play for Maryland. What would it be like for you to play for the Terps and represent your home state?
A: “It’s never wrong to put on for your home.”