With one final weekend before National Signing Day (Feb. 5), the USC coaching staff is taking advantage of Super Bowl Sunday to get commits and targets on campus for one final visit.
The Trojan coaches hosted several recruits over the Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 weekends, but with plenty of top prep players still uncommitted, Sunday provides an excellent opportunity to leave a lasting impression.
With news on Thursday that five-star athlete Adoree’ Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra) would forgo taking a fifth official visit, there is still the hope that Jackson may have a late change of heart.
Considering Jackson made multiple unofficial visits to USC’s campus throughout the 2013 season, getting him on an official visit isn’t flat out necessary, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt the Trojans’ cause.
After canceling his visit to UCLA, Rivals’ No. 1 offensive guard Damien Mama (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) may also make it onto campus this weekend.
Mama took his official visit to USC over the Jan. 24 weekend and currently has a top three of, Alabama, BYU and USC.
The exuberant Davonte Nunnery (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure) is also expected to be on campus for the viewing party. Nunnery is all but signed, sealed and delivered to the Trojans as a preferred walk-on.
Nunnery’s St. Bonaventure teammates and Trojan commits Bryce Dixon and 2015 quarterback Ricky Town may also make the trip.
Although the 2014 recruiting class is the primary focus, 2015 isn’t too far off and and that recruiting cycle will be represented.
2015 OG Zach Okun reports he will be at #USC this weekend for an unofficial visit.
— Adam Gorney (@adamgorney) January 31, 2014
According to Adam Gorney, 2015 offensive guard Zach Okun (Newbury Park, Calif./Newbury Park) will also be in attendance.
Okun currently doesn’t hold a scholarship offer from the Trojans, but does have offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon and UCLA, among others.
While all the visitors shouldn’t necessarily be considered set in stone, the Trojans appear to be setting themselves up for a much more pleasant National Signing Day in 2014 than what unfolded in 2013.