Max Redfield took a “long-awaited” official visit to USC this weekend and it had such an impression on the safety that it vaulted the Trojans back to the top of his list.
Prior to the visit, Notre Dame was the clear favorite, with Washington and Ohio State also receiving interest. To Rivals.com, Redfield said after the visit, his decision is now down to Notre Dame and USC.
“Pretty much it is between Notre Dame and USC right now,” Redfield said to Rivals. “I am planning on making a decision on Jan. 5 at the Under Armour Game. I am torn 50/50 right now. I honestly don’t know where I am going to go to college.”
Redfield had decommitted from the Trojans on Nov. 4th, a decision that was not entirely surprising after the way he gushed about his visit to Notre Dame in October. He said he liked the team chemistry and could really see himself apart of the Fighting Irish program. A subsequent visit from Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly further sold Redfield on the program, but it seems now the Trojans are gaining momentum and are back in the race for him. He also told Rivals that he expects to have an in-home visit from Lane Kiffin in the near future.
Sixteen players are currently committed to the Trojans, so USC only has one scholarship left to give out. Aside from Redfield, Lane Kiffin and his crew are aggressively pursuing S Leon McQuay, Texas commit A’Shawn Robinson, and Tahaan Goodman.
With a little over two months to go until National Signing Day, this final stretch for USC is bound to get interesting.