BYU landed a big name recruit on Wednesday when four-star defensive back Troy Warner, brother of current Cougar Fred Warner, verbally committed to the Cougars. Warner previously was committed to Oregon but made the change to open up his recruitment, and then chose to take one of his official visits to this past weekends game between Boise State and BYU. The atmosphere of a big game, plus the win, had to play a big role for Warner choosing the Cougars.
Family Faith Football, the greatest things. With that, I’d like to announce my commitment to Brigham Young University pic.twitter.com/RCX6iMR8Se
— Troy Warner ™ (@TroWarner) September 16, 2015
One of the reasons that Warner ended up coming to BYU because he would get a chance to play alongside his brother for the next few years. Warner chose BYU over Stanford, Oregon, Notre Dame, UCLA and many other offers. Of the current members who are verbally committed to BYU, Warner is currently the highest rated of the bunch, and that even includes four-star wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman.
Landing Warner is not only a big deal because he is a highly rated recruit, but he also plays defensive back which is an area defensively is not usually as strong. Warner committing to BYU could be a difference-maker in the defense at BYU for years to come.
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