The class of 2016 just got a bit more interesting for BYU's efforts to improve the defensive secondary. Four-star 2016 safety Troy Warner, brother of BYU linebacker Fred Warner, announced his decommitment from Oregon Monday -- and BYU is still in play.
⚠️⚠️Opening recruiting process back up⚠️⚠️ pic.twitter.com/Ap23wWwMzx— Troy Warner ™ (@TroWarner) August 25, 2015
Just confirmed that BYU will be one of the schools that Troy will be considering.— CougarNation.com (@kaceyrobbins) August 25, 2015
Troy carries a 247 Sports composite rating of 90.76, which would be the highest-rated player of BYU's 2016 class if the Cougars could secure his services.
Related: BYU's 2016 recruiting big board and map
Warner's offer list will surely give BYU work to do: Arizona, Boston College, BYU, Cal, Notre Dame, San Jose State, Stanford, UCLA, and Utah.
Warner seemed to indicate to Scout.com that BYU, Stanford, and Oregon are tops among schools who have offered him, with Notre Dame and UCLA in the mix, and that he'd like to field offers from USC and TCU.
At 6-foot-2, 185-pounds, Warner is a ball-hawking safety with size to grow into the prototypical production BYU has seen from a long list of safeties such as Andrew Rich and Daniel Sorenson -- but with even more athleticism.
Warner's knack for finding the football is apparent in his junior highlights at Mission Hills (and he shows off his speed on interception returns and with receptions at wide receiver as well). Warner would make an impact for BYU and could definitely change the class if he chooses to join his brother in Provo.