Five-star cornerback Jalen Ramsey is a USC commit, and it doesn't appear as if that's going to change, despite his plan to take a few official visits.
Ramsey was in attendance this past weekend for USC's game against Notre Dame, and according to Adam Gorney of Rivals.com, the 5-star had a good discussion with USC athletic director Pat Haden regarding the future of the program:
His short discussions with Haden were an important step in the recruiting process because potential coaching changes have been rumored with the Trojans. Ramsey wanted clarification from the person in charge, and the five-star was pleased with the conversation.
"I talked to him for a brief moment when I was in the eating area," Ramsey said. "He was like, 'Don't worry about the negative recruiting. Don't worry about what you hear.' He calls the shots, so I took his word for it. I feel like it's strong. The USC coaches will be there, and that's a good thing.
"Stability is always important. Ultimately, I'm going to do it for my teammates, my recruiting class, the people you're actually going out there and fighting for at the school, but that's important. You have to have that bond with the coaching staff, too."
It certainly hasn't been a great year for the Trojans on the field, as Lane Kiffin and his program widely underachieved on their way to a 7-5 regular season that saw them lose to Notre Dame, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona and Stanford.
He seems more than sold on USC's future.
Ramsey has been committed to the Trojans since July, and he's one of the featured recruits in Kiffin's 2013 class. The Trojans have the No. 1 ranked recruiting class according to Rivals.com, and Ramsey is one of five 5-star recruits that is committed to USC.
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Ramsey may be planning on taking a few official visits, but Trojans fans shouldn't worry. He seems excited about USC football, and all signs point to him feeling good about the stability of the program.
The future of this program is still bright, and it appears as if the 5-star cornerback will be a part of it.