Warner picks up Oregon/Stanford offers

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills safety Troy Warner talks about his two latest offers from Oregon and Stanford and his plans for the process going forward

Oregon spent Wednesday doling out offers and one of them landed in the lap of Mission Hills safety Troy Warner. Warner, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound three-star prospect, received the offer from secondary coach John Neal and later spoke with eDuck.com about the how it all went down on Wednesday night.

“Today my head coach, Coach (Chris) Hauser, he actually shot me a text and told me to meet up with him so that I could call Coach Neal,” Warner said. “When I got on the phone with Coach Neal, he told me that they sat down as a staff and loved my film and that they wanted to go ahead and extend me an offer. I was real excited about that.”

The Ducks weren’t the only Pac-12 school to offer Warner though, as Stanford assistant coach Lance Anderson followed up shortly after Oregon called.

“He extended me the offer and also told me that he loved the way I played,” Warner said. “He said that I thought I would fit in well over at Stanford. I also got really excited about that one too.”

Warner said that Oregon and Stanford like his skill set and ability to play just about anywhere in the secondary.

“I think really it was my length and my ability to track the ball and just be that ballhawk type of guy,” he said. “Coach Neal told me that he sees me being able to play corner, nickel or even safety if they really needed to, so that’ll give me that edge.”

Warner had been awaiting an offer from Oregon since a meeting with running backs Gary Campbell where he wowed the veteran coach enough to be told an offer would eventually materialize in time. Wednesday was the culmination of that waiting period and brought Warner a joyous feeling.

“It’s really crazy because I was looking for this offer and just to finally have it is a really good feeling,” he said. “I’m just real excited to get up and visit them and check out the campus and see how everything really feels.”

Warner hopes to visit both programs and is trying to get up to Eugene for an unofficial visit next month. As of right now he does not have a list of favorites programs, but said UCLA, BYU, Notre Dame and the Ducks are recruiting him the hardest right now.

“I think it’s too soon to say,” Warner said about favorites. “But I’m hoping to make a decision in the summer so I’m sure I’ll start narrowing things down pretty soon here.”

The summer decision is spurred by the fact that Warner is planning on enrolling early so that he can get a jump on his collegiate playbook next winter and contribute earlier.

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