USC Football Recruiting: Trojans Land Verbal from Huge 4-Star Safety
In what can only be described as an embarrassment of riches, USC received a much anticipated verbal commitment from Scout.com 4-star safety Max Redfield today, according to a report from Greg Biggins, national scouting director for the service.
Though Redfield has held a scholarship offer from the Trojans for well over a year, the Mission Viejo (CA) athlete had been on record as saying he would wait to make his college choice known until later in the year.
That all changed today when Redfield decided to pull the trigger right now. Redfield had this to say about his decision:
“It has been in the back of my mind for a long time,” Redfield said. “It’s not like I felt pressured or anything. I know the spots were going fast but the coaches said my spot was secure. I just decided I didn’t need to wait any longer and basically, if I knew what I wanted to do, why wait?
Why wait indeed? With Redfield's verbal, the Trojans now have two of the top prep safeties in the nation after Su'a Cravens gave USC his verbal pledge a couple of months ago.
Redfield, who blends good size (6'2", 195 lbs) with excellent speed and field awareness, had been considered a USC lean for some time. Despite his saying that the Trojans would hold his offer until he was ready, he had to look around and see that time (and scholarships) may have been running out.
Redfield's verbal marks an up-and-down day for the Trojans, who found out earlier that 2013 wide receiver commit, Eldridge Massington, tore his ACL and will be out for the year.
That unfortunate news was followed up shortly thereafter by a verbal commitment from 2014 offensive tackle stud, Casey Tucker.
Now comes the happy news of welcoming Redfield into the Trojan fold.
In addition to the USC scholarship offer, Redfield also had national powers such as LSU, Oklahoma and Oregon vying for his services.
Quite a day for the Trojans, but just one of many in this exceptional recruiting season.
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