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BYU football recruiting: 2016 QB Keaton Torre commits to BYU, starts recruiting others

The Cougars add a second signal-caller and excited recruiter to the class. Did he help Ty Jones flip from Utah?

Keaton Torre.
Keaton Torre.
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BYU football received its second quarterback commitment of the 2016 recruiting class Sunday evening, when Bingham High School (UT) thrower Keaton Torre announced his pledge to the Cougars.

Torre is a 6-foot-4, 182-pound pro-style quarterback who is rated 86.25 (3 stars) on his 247 Sports composite rating. Torre originally committed to Louisville in October 2014 when he lived in Oklahoma. His Nike SPARQ verified 40 time is 4.80.

After moving to Utah and enrolling at prep power Bingham, interest between Torre and BYU heated up. Torre received a BYU offer in February and completed his turn to BYU Sunday night.

Torre becomes the second in-state quarterback in the class for BYU, joining Maple Mountain's Jaren Hall (son of former BYU running back Kalin Hall), another three-star prospect who continues to rise in ratings. The two are set to join a stable of young quarterbacks in Tanner Mangum, Beau Hoge and Koy Detmer, Jr. to give BYU QB depth it hasn't had in a decade -- though I am unsure if both plan to serve missions.

Notably, as soon as Torre committed he turned to friends with BYU offers -- and may have vaguely announced 2017 wide receiver Ty Jones (Provo, UT) flipping from Utah to BYU:

Jones is a 6-foot-4 receiver and carries an 86.04 rating from 247. He committed to Utah in July, but his only tweets Sunday were retweets of BYU's recruiting account showing a photo of BYU fans on the field after beating Boise, a screenshot of BYU's #19 AP ranking, and the Own the 801 tweet sent presumably when Torre committed:

ty jones twitter screenshot 2

The hometown Jones would certainly help carry on the current legacy of tall, rangy BYU receivers.

Torre also implored four-star Stanford commit Simi Fehoko and others -- like former Oregon commit Troy Warner -- to join him in Provo:

Torre isn't wrong -- Troy Warner and Chaz Ah You locking down the safety positions together would be quite phenomenal for the Cougars. Both are rated four stars and Ah You is  flirting with five-star status.

Here are Hudl highlights from each of Torre and Jones: