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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 2020 CB Darion Green-Warren commits to Oklahoma

The Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei standout is originally from Edmond.

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The Oklahoma Sooners are well on their way to building an elite recruiting class in the 2019 cycle, but the situation with the 2020 cycle is beginning to look quite promising in its own right. That’s been reaffirmed today, as four-star cornerback Darion Green-Warren has announced his commitment to OU. Green-Warren, who was an unofficial visitor during the Spring Game weekend back in April, has picked the Sooners over USC and Arizona.

Earning a commitment from a highly-touted prospect out of SoCal high school powerhouse Mater Dei is usually a tall task for any program not named USC. However, it’s not as improbable as one might think in this particular instance. Why? Well, because Green-Warren is originally from Edmond, Okla., and grew up an Oklahoma fan. It’s quite a bit easier to convince a kid to go out-of-state if the new state happens to be his old state, and Kerry Cooks has capitalized on that.

Heading into his junior season of high school, Green-Warren has received offers from Arizona, Florida, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, UCLA, USC and others. He’s currently listed as the No. 83 overall player (No. 9 CB) in the 2020 class and is rated as a four-star prospect.

It’s obviously very early in the game for 2020 recruits, and we’re all aware of the fact that things are far from set in stone. However, Lincoln Riley’s staff looks like it is in the infant stages of constructing yet another top-10 class. Green-Warren joins five-star RB Jase McClellan, four-star ATH Drew Sanders and four-star RB Jaylan Knighton in this class, and Knighton is the lowest-ranked guy in the group at No. 114 nationally. In short, don’t expect this program’s recruiting success to be stifled any time soon.