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BYU football recruiting: 3-star safety Max Tooley commits to the Cougars

The future of the Cougar secondary got a boost tonight with the addition of the Bountiful High School product Max Tooley to the 2016 recruiting class.

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The BYU secondary got their second big recruiting win of the day with Max Tooley announcing his commitment to play for the Cougars. Tooley is a three-star safety prospect out of Bountiful High School according to In addition to BYU, Tooley had scholarship offers to play for California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, and Washington State.

BYU was the first school to offer Tooley back in February. Tooley is strong open field tackler, shows good play making instincts and has the athleticism to make those plays. Tooley recorded 55 tackles, two pass deflections, four interceptions, a fumble recovery, and a blocked field goal in his junior season at Bountiful.

Related: BYU 2016 recruiting big board

The 6-2, 195-pound Tooley joins four-star safety Troy Warner who committed to the Cougars earlier in the day. BYU also received a commitment from three-star quarterback Keaton Torre on Sunday. According to Torre, who has been publicly recruiting other talented prospects to come to Provo since his commitment, this won't be the end of the good recruiting news for the Cougars.

Here's a look at some of Tooley's highlights: