Penn State football: Former Oklahoma commit keeps Lions in his top six

Penn State Nittany Lions. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Penn State football will remain on four-star defensive back Darion Green-Warren’s radar as he takes his time making his final decision.

The Penn State football program has seen better months during recruiting season, but the past week hasn’t been so bad. Despite losing four commitments during the month of June, the Nittany Lions were fortunate enough to come away from one of their busiest weekends of the offseason with five commitments for the 2020 class.

It hasn’t been an ideal month, but the show must go on. And as the show goes on, the Nittany Lions are still remaining relevant in the cycle. Although they didn’t get any more verbal commitments outside of Jaden Dottin, Ji’Ayer Brown, Fatorma Mulbah, Coziah Izzard, and Tyler Elsdon, the Lions ended up making the cut for a four-star prospect recently.

While there are tons of stories out there about a ton of prospects diving into making a promise with a program too early, you won’t be surprised to hear that four-star defensive back Darion Green-Warren is no different. Last season, Green-Warren was headed into his Junior season at Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California when he made his decision about where he wanted to attend and play beyond High School.

At the time, Green-Warren was set on joining the Oklahoma Sooners for the 2020 season. But it seemed as though he pulled the trigger on his decision a bit early, which has been an ongoing problem around the NCAA. Unfortunately, Penn State knows this situation too well, as they have had their fair share of de-commitments this month.

So just this past March, Green-Warren told the Sooners that he would no longer be set on joining them for 2020. He opened up his recruiting once again and decided to recently cut down his list of interests from 25 schools down to six. The six teams he will keep on his radar happen to be Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia, Nebraska, USC, and Penn State.

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Since Green-Warren’s commitment to Oklahoma came so early, he didn’t really take the time out to visit the other interested schools officially. But now that he’s got six teams cut down and on his radar, the four-star cornerback plans on taking his time reaching a decision.

And now he’s setting up his schedule for the fall. On October 19th is when Darion Green-Warren intends on visiting Penn State, as they take on Michigan that week, according to 247 Sports.

Although Penn State will do what they can to get Green-Warren’s word, it doesn’t sound like they are in the lead for his commitment. According to Green-Warren himself, Michigan, Georgia, and USC are recruiting him the hardest right now. We’ll see if that changes when October rolls around and his decision gets closer.