- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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.

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