A Peach State Sleeper
Dale Warren
Dale Warren
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Posted Nov 13, 2013
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Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. is one of the top talent producing high schools in the nation. So it's no surprise to see a sleeper emerge during his senior season. Here's a look at linebacker Dale Warren.

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Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain. Ga. routinely places multiple prospects at D1 schools every year, so it's no surprise that a player might emerge as a senior after having played in the shadows of his teammates during the course of his career.

Linebacker Dale Warren (6'1/200) isn't the biggest name amongst his teammates that include Mississippi State commit Jordan Harris at offensive tackle, Vanderbilt commit Dallas Rivers at running back, and Kentucky commit Jared Tucker at outside linebacker, but he may be Stephenson's best player.

Warren has outstanding instincts, making good reads against the option, and he maneuvers well in space. He is a sure tackler who lacks sheer size and bulk right now, but has a good enough frame to play outside linebacker on the college level.

If I were to compare him to a player I've seen in the past, it might be former LaGrange (Ga.) standout Wesley Woodyard who went to Kentucky and is now in his sixth year with the Denver Broncos. Woodyard was a lightly recruited undersized linebacker who was overshadowed by his more heralded junior teammates including the nation's No. 1 linebacker Tray Blackmon.

Several schools have already done their homework on Warren as he claims offers from the likes of North Carolina, Indiana, South Alabama, Georgia Southern, and MTSU among others.

Stephenson dropped a heartbreaker to another loaded Georgia team in Tucker earlier this year, but it wasn't for the lack of effort by Warren.

Here is a look at him in action from that game.

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