USC Football Recruiting: OT Falah To Give His Verbal Commitment Wednesday


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On Wednesday July 11 at approximately 6 p.m. PT, Nico Falah will announce where he intends to play his college ball, and it is only fitting that his decision will come down between rivals USC and UCLA.

Or will it?

Both of these Southern California programs have been high on this four-star recruit for some time now, and he has equally returned interest.

UCLA has a legitimate chance to land him, as the talent pool of the offensive line for the Bruins is not nearly as deep as at USC. He could find himself in a position to play right away with the Bruins, where at USC he might have to wait. The new coaching staff under Jim Mora Jr. also needs to add some big time recruits to its rosters to reestablish a presence in LA, and Falah would serve as just that.

On the other hand, USC is just as appealing to Falah. He has said that the tradition of USC is a huge lure for him, and winning is definitely something that the Trojans can say they have done better than UCLA. AT ‘SC he would shadow OTs like Kevin Graf and Aundrey Walker, and learn from the likes of O-line coach James Cregg, Offensive Coordinator Kennedy Polamalu, and Lane Kiffin, a solid roster of talent and minds.

One thing though that could throw a wrench in both the Trojans and Bruins plans is this tweet that Falah posted on Monday:

Now this phrase might seem like nothing special to the casual sports fan, but those deeply involved in Pac-12 Football know that “Win the Day” is a phrase used by members of the Oregon Ducks community. Before The Opening, a Nike combine put on for the nation’s top recruits, Falah did say that Oregon was also on his list of schools of interest, but it was also said that he is a silent commit to USC. Falah knows what he is doing in tweeting this phrase, so maybe he is foreshadowing his decision. We have seen this happen to USC in the past, most recently with De’Anthony Thomas, who was pegged as a USC commit but ended up going to Oregon.

So USC and UCLA might be a little nervous heading into Wednesday, as it looks like landing Falah might not be as certain as previously thought.