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Four-star defensive back De'Jahn Warren committed to UGA Monday.

DN90: New UGA commit De’Jahn Warren follows familiar path to UGA

Brandon Adams

Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, the discussion focuses on how new UGA commit, four-star defensive back De’Jahn Warren, is following a similar path to UGA that Bulldogs defensive back DJ Daniel once traveled.

DN90: New UGA commit De’Jahn Warren follows familiar path to UGA

Georgia has recruited at an elite level in recent years under coach Kirby Smart, and like most top programs, the Bulldogs have mostly sought their talent from the ranks of the nation’s top high school players.

However, UGA has occasionally recruited junior college prospects, and the recent success of former junior college defensive back DJ Daniel could provide a preview of what could be in store for UGA’s latest commit, four-star junior college defensive back De’Jahn Warren, who announced his pledge to the Bulldogs Monday.

Daniel stepped in to a major role with UGA after cornerback Tyson Campbell began dealing with a nagging turf toe injury, and the reviews for Daniel’s play were positive.

In fact, Daniel has been given an early NFL draft grade of a likely second or third-round pick according to Sports Illustrated.

Daniel was a recruiting win for the Bulldogs over South Carolina — which briefly held Daniel’s pledge before flipping to UGA.

Smart addressed Daniel’s recruitment and discussed how he ended up at UGA last season before the Bulldogs took on the Gamecocks.

“He kind of committed [to South Carolina] out of the blue,” Smart said. “We wanted him, and recruited him, and then he committed. We just had to keep recruiting him and be consistent. It was never about South Carolina. It was about us and an opportunity and he’s taken advantage of that.”

It doesn’t appear if Warren’s commitment process was quite as dramatic as Daniel’s was in 2019.

Warren seemed to have clear eyes about why UGA was the right program for him.

“I like their personality on the field,” Warren recently told DawgNation. “That matches up with mine because I’m a very animated athlete. I like to have fun… The Georgia coaches allow their players to play with a little bit of swag and I like that.”

Daniel was an example of a player who played with “swag” last season for the Bulldogs, and that’s expected to continue again this season as well. And pretty soon another touted junior college defensive back could be following in Daniel’s footsteps.

For more on Warren and what he said about the comparisons with Daniel, check out the latest edition of DN90, linked above.



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