In the last couple of weeks USC has made a late charge in courting Troy Warner and it looks like he is going to entertain the offer from the Trojans.
After a week where BYU saw the majority of it's offensive staff depart with Bronco Mendenhall to Virginia, USC likely saw an opportunity to connect with the four star defensive back to see if they could change his mind amid the uncertainty in Provo. Per an ESPN report, Warner will decide between the Trojans in Cougars in the coming weeks.
"It’s just a two-team race right now -- BYU and USC," Warner said. "I have a lot to think about, but I should be 100 percent with where I’m headed by Christmas."
The scholarship offer came in tandem with an official recruiting trip up to Los Angeles where Warner was impressed with the program and their specific plan for him.
"I love the plan that they have for me, to have me come in and be versatile, playing me at either safety, corner or nickel," Warner said. "I like that. I believe they’re going to play me wherever they need me most. I think I’d come in and play safety most likely."
The lack of a head coach during a crucial recruiting period raised questions if any of the current commits would decided to go elsewhere. Warner is the first to open his decision back up while others have remained optimistic that they will be excited to play for whomever BYU hires.
Before verbally committing to BYU back in September, Warner was headed to Oregon. Citing their lack of attention after he had committed to the Ducks, Troy flipped his commitment to BYU to join his brother Fred who is currently a starting outside linebacker. He is currently BYU's highest rated recruit for the class of 2016, and their only consensus blue chip prospect.