Recap of BYU football’s verbal commits

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BYU football commits are trickling in following the national attention the team received for its early success this season. Within just four days following the Boise State game, BYU received official commitments from three players. Since then the team has received one additional commitment with another potential commitment in the coming week.

One of the highest profile recruits recently committed to BYU is defensive back Troy Warner. Warner is the younger brother of current BYU sophomore linebacker Fred Warner. He is currently the highest rated player committed to the program from the 2016 class as a four-star safety. He previously committed to Oregon and also considered Stanford, Notre Dame, and UCLA in addition to BYU. Fred recently hosted Troy as he came to Provo for an official visit and to watch the Boise State game. Talo Steves from Total Blue Sports tweeted the highlight of Troy’s visit which was experiencing the Cougar Walk before the game with his brother and all the fans.

Max Tooley was another big recruiting success in September for the Cougars. Tooley is a three-star safety from Bountiful High School. He also received scholarship offers from California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, and Washington State. BYU was the first school to make an offer to Tooley back in February. Tooley is a strong open field tackler, showing good playmaking instincts with the athleticism to make those plays according to VanquishTheFoe.com.

BYU also reeled in 6-foot-4 pro-style quarterback Keaton Torre from Bingham High School. Torre is the second quarterback commitment for the incoming class, following Jaren Hall who commited in 2014. He originally committed to Louisville last year while living in Oklahoma but gained interest in the Cougars after moving to Utah.

The addition of these two rising quarterbacks to BYU’s current roster members Tanner Mangum, Beau Hoge and Koy Detmer, Jr. give the Cougars the potential to have increased QB depth. This will depend on the young recruits’ plans for whether or not they will serve missions.

— BYU FB Recruiting (@BYUrecruiting) September 23, 2015

Later in September the program received running back Wayne Taulapapa’s official commitment to the Cougars. The commitment came after an ambiguous tweet from BYU Recruiting that hinted to fans that news was coming from Hawaii. Taulapapa is an LDS player from Honolulu, Hawaii who is rated two stars by Rivals. He also received offers from Colorado and UNLV. Taulapapa fits the trend of big backs recruited to assistant coach Robert Anae’s offense.

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