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The flirtations between USC and Fred Warner had continued for months, but the BYU commit will not be taking a visit to the Pac-12 power and it looks like he'll stick with his pledge.
Warner, a four-star linebacker from San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills, said last weekend at the B2G West Coast Bowl practices that USC told him they won't have room for him. He wanted to visit, but nothing ever got worked out and so his recruitment is taking even more shape.
"The coach had come to me and said it just wasn't going to work out," Warner said.
"With the two outside linebacker commits they have right now it's difficult to get me in. They have different positions where they want to fill their final spots so that's what they told me."
Disappointing but not debilitating to Warner, who said he wanted to visit USC and see if it would be the best fit, but he's also quite happy with his BYU pledge and is not looking back.
"I wanted to go and see it," Warner said. "It's USC and it's a great program. I wanted to go and experience that visit but it's all right."
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound four-star will visit BYU this weekend. Warner took a trip to Washington a couple weekends ago but the Mission Hills standout said it looks like BYU is going to keep his commitment.
Warner is anticipating his trip to BYU in a big way.
"I took a visit to Washington last weekend," Warner said. "I liked it and everything, but I feel like this next weekend is going to be fun at BYU. I feel like I'm at home at BYU."
Adam Gorney is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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