PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU announced a 20-player class of football signees Wednesday that includes a highly-regarded linebacker and three transfer wide receivers who are expected to contribute immediately.
Linebacker Fred Warner of Mission Hills, Calif. is listed as a four-star recruit by multiple services and chose the Cougars over USC. The 6-3, 210-pound Warner leads a class that includes 17 high school players, two junior college transfers and one FBS transfer.
The Cougars also have 18 players returning from Mormon missions.
BYU signed a trio of experienced wide receivers. Jordan Leslie was UTEP's leading receiver the past two seasons. Devon Blackmon is an Oregon transfer who played junior college last year. Nick Kutz is a four-star recruit from a junior college in California.
BYU is coming off an up-and-down 8-5 season.