Warner adds to the Ducks 2016 class

San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills defensive back Troy Warner becomes the seventh verbal commitment for Oregon in the 2016 class and second in as many days.

For the second time this week Oregon has landed a verbal commitment, this time from four-star San Marcos (Calif.) defensive back Troy Warner.

Warner spoke with eDuck.com on Friday morning about why he chose to commit while on an unofficial visit in Eugene.

“I was real excited about, obviously, the facilities but how the players were and how the coaches were too,” he said. “They welcomed me, and I just felt at home here and I have the tools to be successful.”

Warner, a top 10 prospect at his position in the West region who picked up his Oregon offer along with one from Stanford just last month, got to experience a full tour of the facilities and campus and got a real feel for what it would be like to live in the Willamette Valley.

“Everything was just as I imagined it, if not better,” he said. “Super amazing. There’s no place like it.”

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect gave the good news to Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich first.

“He was excited,” he said. “He jumped up out of his seat and gave me a hug and everything. Same with all the other coaches. They were really excited.”

His position coach, John Neal, was informed of Warner’s commitment during a meeting with his secondary. Warner said he’s looking forward to playing for Neal for a number of reasons.

“I really like the way he coaches,” he said. “And I really like what he knows about the game. Being under his wing I’ll be able to better myself as a player and hopefully get to the next level after college.”

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