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Top 5 commitments of BYU's 2016 football recruiting class

A look at profiles and highlights of BYU's top commits by recruiting ratings as signing day approaches.

Troy Warner is already attending class and will participate in spring ball.
Troy Warner is already attending class and will participate in spring ball.
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Some of the fun of signing day, which is Wednesday, Feb. 3, revolves around players who leave their status in the air until that day, but there's also plenty to be excited about with players who have stuck to their commitments.

Here are the highlights for the top five commits of BYU's 2016 signing class, according to their 247Sports composite rating, which is a combination of recruiting ratings from Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports.


Position: Quarterback
6-foot-0, 185 pounds
Composite Rating: .8550 (3 stars)
Spanish Fork, Utah

Jaren Hall is a strong-armed, quick dual threat quarterback and the son of former BYU player Kalin Hall. He committed to BYU in October 2014. His only other recorded offer was from Utah; his early BYU pledge and Cougar heritage warded off further offers.

According to the Deseret News, Hall threw for 1,336 yards and 13 touchdowns (to 8 interceptions) in 7+ games before injury halted his senior year. He also ran for 402 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 175-yard outing.


Position: Safety
6-foot-2, 193 pounds
Composite Rating: .8608 (3 stars)
Bountiful, Utah

Tooley is a talented two-way player who played linebacker, safety and running back at Bountiful High School in Utah. He carries the size and physicality that are the earmarks of a successful safety.

In his senior season, he tallied 93 tackles on defense while carrying the ball 156 times for 1,125 yards to lead Bountiful into the playoffs. He was named the All-Area MVP by Northern Utah's Standard-Examiner.


Position: Wide Receiver
6-foot-0, 185 pounds
Composite Rating: .8743 (3 stars)
Snow College

Trinnaman is a speedy receiver who will step in from the junior college ranks and should start for BYU in 2016. Trinnaman was a longtime BYU lean and then commit who then entertained Utah when receivers coach Guy Holliday was hired by the Utes. One week before signing day, he said his recruitment is over and he will sign with BYU.

In his final year at Snow College, Trinnaman caught 47 passes in 11 games, tallying 803 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also made his name in kickoff returns, totaling 576 yards on 17 returns (33.9 yards/return) and one 99-yard touchdown.


Position: Defensive Tackle
6-foot-2, 305 pounds
Composite Rating: .8903 (4 stars)
Snow College

Another JC signee from Snow College, Tanielu was a hard commit to Utah for quite some time but inked with BYU on early signing day for JC players and enrolled after the hire of Kalani Sitake. Tanielu should step in and start for BYU, especially if the rumored shift from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 scheme takes place.


Position: Safety
6-foot-2, 185 pounds
Composite Rating: .9009 (4 stars)
San Marcos, California

Troy Warner was a recruiting coup for BYU and, like Tanielu, is already signed and enrolled, so no signing day surprises await. Warner played both receiver and safety in high school and is the brother of BYU linebacker Fred Warner.

Troy committed to Oregon some time ago, but eventually decomitted in August. One month later, he verbally committed to BYU. Then, Warner got a coveted offer from USC, which shook things up and took him into December when he finally signed as a Cougar over USC, just like his brother.