MISSION HILLS TROY WARNER                      SDFNL MAGAZINE  Jan 2016 

MissionHillscoachChrisHauserisoneofthemostfriendlyhumanbeingsIhaveevermet,andhewilltalk
toyouforhoursaboutfootballorjustaboutlifeingeneralifyouwant.Agenuineman,Hauseristhetype
ofguybornwiththeDNAofachampion,helovesthekidshecoaches,andheworkshardeachseasonto
putaqualityhighschoolfootballprogramouttotheSanMarcosCommunity.IfyouthinkyourkidhasD1
potenal,Hauser’sMissionHillsfootballprogramisagreatplaceforthemtomaximizethatpotenal,and
TroyWarnerisproofofthat.“Ifyouplaywellinyourfreshmenyear,coachHauseryouknow…hasthe
abilitytopullyouupifhewants,andluckilyIgotthatopportunitytopracceandparcipatewiththe
Varsityforgamesandstulikethat,”saidWarner.Inhissophomoreseason,Warnergottoplaywithhis
brotheraswell.“Itwasdenitelyreallyfun,wemadealotofmemories,anditwasanawesome
experienceplayingwithmybrotherbecausehekeptmefocusedandhepushedmetobegreat.”Since
then,Warnersayshehaslearnedtoworkharderandthathisleadershiphasvastlyimproved.“Duringmy
freshmenyear,Ihadthetalenttoplaygreatfootballbutmyworkethicwasn’tthere,andIwasprobably
moreaboutmyselfifanything.Singherenow,IbelieveIhavebecomeabeerteammateandmywork
ethicismuchgreater.”InregardstocoachHauser,Warnerexplained,“It’sbeenalongride,andit’sbeen
awesomebecausehe’staughtmealotoflifelessons…youknowhe’spushedmetobemybest,neverto
sele,andjusttokeepworkinghardbecausetheskyisthelimit.”

Withhisgreatsize,length,andleapingability,TroyWarner’sathlecismremindsmeofthegreatDeion
SanderswhoalsoplayedattheDBandWRposionsthroughouthiscareer.At6’2”185lbs.,Warnerhas
laserlikevision,greatcloseoutspeed,andsmoothfootwork.AsaDB,hisbackpedalisveryquick,and
Warnerhasgreattacklingtechnique.“Ithinkmyrangeandmyphysicalityhelpsme.Icancoveralotof
spaceontheeldformyposion,”saysWarner.“IthinkmyintelligenceandIQforthegamehelpsmestay
moreawareandhelpsoutwithmyinsnct.”SohowdidWarnergethimselfonthenaonalrecruing
radar?“BasicallyIgotthechancetotrainupinL.A.,andwewouldtotravelupthereeveryweekend.I
trainedwithB2Gforafewyearsduringtheoseason,andthenduringSpringItrainedatMissionHills.”
Warnerhasalsospentalotofmestudyingthegame.“IdenitelydoalotoflmwatchingbecauseI
thinkyoubenetfrombeingastudentofthegame,knowingyouropponent,andtakingpracceseriously.
Youknowpraccemaynotalwaysbefun,butifyouhaveagoodmindsetaboutitandyougive100
percentIthinkthatdenitelyhelpstheprocess,anditalsopreparesyourselfandyourteammatesforthe
game.”Likemostgreathighschoolfootballplayers,WarnertakestheFridayNightLightsstageseriously,
buthealsoknowshowtostaycalm.“ThenightbeforeIwillwatchsomelmonmyrolemodelsandthen
somemorelmstudyonouropponents.Thosearesomethingsthathelpme,”saysWarner.“UsuallyIget
readyforgamedaysbylisteningtosomemusic…mostlylikesomeFutureorMeekMill.”

RecruitedbyOregon,Arizona,USC,Stanford,Cal,NotreDame,UCLA,Utah,WashingtonStateandBoston
College,Warnerreceivedatotalof

eenDivision1scholarshipoersduringhishighschoolfootball

careeratMissionHills.“IgotmyrstoerwhenIwasasophomorefromBYUalilebitaerIvisitedthe
campuswithmybrother.”With3.3GPAandascoreof1690ontheSAT,Warnerallbutensuredhimself
thathisfootballtalentswouldleadtoafullscholarshipataschoolofhischoice.OnSeptember16ofthis
yearWarner,whopreviouslyhadcommiedtoOregonUniversityinApril,announcedhiscommitmentto
BYUviaTwierposngamessagealongwithaphotoeditsaying:“FamilyFaithFootball,thegreatest
things.Withthat,I'dliketoannouncemycommitmenttoBrighamYoungUniversity.”WarnertoldSan
DiegoUnionTribune
prepsportswriterJohnMaeithatitwasatoughdecisionbuttherightone."Ihadto
thinkaboutthisforawhile,butBYUwastheonlyschoolrecruingmeasareceiverandDB,"Warnertold
Maei."Plus,it'sachancetoplaywithmybrotheragain.”IaskedWarnerwhatheseeshimselfmajoring
induringcollegeandhesaid,“I’meithergoingtostudyBusinessMarkengormaybelookintoPolical
Science.”