A quality Power 5 program can never have enough big men up front — and the Texas Longhorns know this. With this need in mind, Texas turned its focus towards former TCU commit Myron Warren. After committing to TCU in May of this year, Warren began to warrant the attention of several SEC schools such as Tennessee and Missouri. He also got Texas’ attention, and the Longhorns have been in constant contact with Warren over the past few months.
Then, Texas offered Warren. When we spoke to Warren, it was obvious that the interest was mutual from his end. “Texas is a school that loves to win,” Warren said. After notching the offer, Warren subsequently decided to de-commit from TCU, and the writing was on the wall.
Texas now has three defensive ends in its 2019 class — T’Vondre Sweat, Peter Mpagi and Myron Warren. All three prospects are highly touted, and are viewed to have high ceilings. Warren fits the bill of a large potential project, but such “projects” are more certain when Gary Patterson is evaluating. Nonetheless, Warren is a welcomed addition to a Texas defensive edge that is going to need pass rushers after 2018.
Name: Myron Warren
High School: Many
City & State: Many, LA
Height: 6’3 (Verified)
Weight: 240 (Verified)
2016: 21 Tackles, 4 TFLs, 1 Sack, 1 FF
2017: 41 Tackles, 3 TFLs, 0 Sacks, 4 FF
Film unavailable to the public.
- High intensity and motor. Does not ever slow down and always hustles.
- Displays high athleticism for his size. Is able to get keep up with just about anyone on the perimeter.
- Possesses good length and an ideal frame for his position.
- Not afraid to get physical. Warren often finds ways to make plays by physically dominating others.
- Creates turnovers. Last season, Warren had 4 forced fumbles.
- Utility player. Can build into his frame and play multiple positions in the Big 12 at a high level.
- Needs to improve his pass rushing abilities. Does not get to the quarterback often.
- Is not extremely technically sound. Relies on his physical attributes to help him make plays.
- Sometimes is too aggressive and overly pursues. Will be fixed with coaching in college.
- Not much tape available, but is certainly viewed as a project with a high ceiling.
Ultimately, there is not much film available for Warren. However, we were able to speak to a reliable source who has seen the Many, LA native in action. Anytime Texas lands a defensive recruit that Gary Patterson evaluated and wanted, it is a win-win situation.
Warren is a high ceiling prospect that will need at least a year in the weight room and under Todd Orlando. However, this does not mean that he lacks the skill necessary to succeed in Todd Orlando’s scheme. Warren actually reminds me a lot of Malcolm Roach coming out of high school — both in regards to his recruitment and his style of play. Warren has a non-stop motor and a relentless pursuit to the ball. He displays sneaky athleticism with an ability to hold the perimeter of the field against most, if not all, ball-carriers. His physical dominance is obvious when watching him play for his small high school, and he sometimes relies on his physicality to a fault. When he enters college, he will certainly need to improve his technique — especially when it comes to getting to the quarterback. Warren is a utility-type player that can play multiple positions well in the Big 12, which is something that Todd Orlando likely loves in a prospect like this. Orlando loves players like Warren — those who possess a relentless pursuit and a win at all costs attitude. Although Warren has a tendency to over-pursue at times and uses his physicality as a crutch, these are easily fixable once he is in Orlando’s system.
Texas has developed itself quite the pipeline of defensive line recruits from Louisiana. Malcolm Roach, Deandre Christmas-Giles, and now Myron Warren all hale from the boot. Todd Orlando knows how important it is to have a solid unit up front, and is only going to make it better with the addition of Myron Warren.
Warren now joins T’Vondre Sweat and Peter Mpagi as the headlining edge defenders in Texas’ 2019 class. With the perimeter of the defensive line appearing to be locked up, Texas can now shift its focus to interior linemen. After missing out on DeMarvin Leal, the Longhorns have some work to do at the position, even though both Keondre Coburn and Moro Ojomo are expected to be big contributors in the near future.
The addition of Warren is important, especially because of the departures of seniors Breckyn Hager and Charles Omenihu after this season. Texas is desperately going to need young edge defenders to step up and help bring pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Although Warren will need at least a year to be ready from both a physical and mental standpoint, he is certainly going to be a factor. Under a Todd Orlando defense, Warren could be just what the Longhorns are looking for.
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