One of Michigan’s top prospects at the defensive line position in the 2020 class is getting ready to make a visit to Ann Arbor.
Aurora (Ill.) West 2020 3-star defensive tackle Denver Warren will be at Michigan this weekend. He is scheduled to arrive on June 17 after checking out Michigan State on June 16 for the Spartans elite camp.
— Denver “Humble Beast” Warren (@drippy_D1) June 13, 2018
“I’m looking forward to a great visit, lots of love and an outstanding football program,” Warren said of his trip to check out the Wolverines.
The 6-foot-2, 318-pound junior has offers to play for Illinois, Michigan State, Georgia, Boston College, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Duke, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State, Syracuse, Toledo and Wisconsin.
Warren was offered by Michigan about a month ago after a strong showing at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine in January.
“It feels great,” Warren said to Land of 10 when he received the offer. “I’ve always known about Michigan, and they are a dream school, so an offer means the world.
“The culture [at Michigan] and the stadium being the largest in college football is crazy. And, Michigan is sponsored by my favorite brand — Jordan.”
247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong broke down Warren in his U.S. Army National Combine performance report: “[Warren] showed why he will be one of the Midwest’s most sought-after recruits. He overpowered offensive linemen, he used a variety of pass-rushing moves to shrug them off in what was one of the day’s better performances.”
During the visit this weekend, Warren wants to meet with coach Jim Harbaugh and talk with him because he is already close to defensive line coach Greg Mattison.
“I already have a great relationship with the defensive line coach,” Warren said. “He is great, strong and loyal. I’ve seen him more than once. I’ll be having dinner with him this weekend.”
Warren is excited to learn more about the Michigan program through defensive linemen, including Rashan Gary and Chase Winovich.
“I want to talk to the defensive linemen to see how it is to be a student-athlete at Michigan,” Warren said. “I want to learn how the program has grown and what they plan in the future.”
The defensive tackle plans to take four or five more visits after he goes to see Michigan and Michigan State this weekend.
Michigan has 2019 defensive line commitments from Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian School 5-star defensive end Christopher Hinton, Louisville (Ky.) Trinity 4-star defensive end Stephen Herron Jr. and Clayton (Ohio) Northmont 3-star defensive end Gabe Newburg.
As for Warren’s 2020 class, the Wolverines are waiting on their first commit.