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Can BYU hold off USC/Washington for Warner?
Fred Warner has been a long time BYU commitment announcing for the Cougs way back in April. He took an official visit to Washington two weeks ago and is coming off a mid-week trip to USC. He'll take his final visit this weekend to BYU and it sounds like the athlete is truly torn in what he'll do next Wednesday. "He's definitely overwhelmed," Ron Allen, Warner's trainer at B2G and 7 on 7 coach said. "He's trying to figure everything out and doesn't want to talk to any media right now. We talked last night on his drive home from USC and he's really confused right now and isn't sure what to do. "The visit to USC was real good for him. He grew up a Trojan fan so he enjoyed being on campus and getting a better feel for the coaches and campus. He said he loved the facilities and what a USC degree can do. The alumni support is huge for him and he got along really well with the players on the team too. He likes Sirmon and Sark and felt very comfortable there. "I think before the visit, he had a preconceived idea of what the guys were going to be like. He didn't know how he would fit in with the culture because he always thought USC players were all about flash but that wasn't the case. He really liked them a lot and meeting John Plattenburg at the West Coast Bowl, they got along really well so that was big for him too." According to Allen, Washington is a real player for Warner as well. "Fred loved that visit as well," Allen said. "He likes Coach Petersen a lot and sees a lot of potential with the program. He likes the Pac 12 and knows how good the talent level is in the conference. They had some other LDS players on the team so he felt a strong comfort level on the visit and liked the area a lot as well. "I think Washington definitely has a shot here. They're right there with USC and BYU. Now he's going to BYU this weekend and I could definitely see him getting up there and hanging out with the other players and the coaches and getting that comfort level and deciding BYU is the best place for him. "I don't know if BYU is as solid for him as they were three months ago but that all could change on the visit. His whole family is coming with him and I know he feels very comfortable at BYU. I'm not sure when he'll make a final decision, it could be on Signing Day or after his visit this weekend. I think he'll have a much better idea what he should do after the visit this weekend." Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for almost 20 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext. Twitter | E-Mail |
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