Matayo Uiagalelei took an official visit to the USC football program this weekend, and it looked like it couldn't have been any more of a dream visit than what it was. First, his father Dave posted him touring USC's Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (Dr. Dre) Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation:
It's no secret that the five-star recruit (all recruiting rankings and ratings in article are as of 247Sports) has a strong passion for music, so he would fit right in with the Los Angeles music scene.
Uiagalelei will likely not need another career beyond football, as the No. 2 Edge in the country shows so much promise on the field. If football doesn't last as long as he wants it to, however, a degree at SC in something he's passionate about will surely secure him success in the real world.
USC football brought out all the best tactics in order to persuade Matayo Uiagalelei to come be a Trojan.
USC football brought out legendary Trojan Linebacker Willie McGinest on Matayo Uiagalelei's visit. It's genius, as the Edge certainly should be introduced to the strong history USC has when it comes to the front seven on defense.
McGinest was so nasty at USC that the New England Patriots picked him fourth overall in the 1994 NFL Draft. The NFL DE/OLB made multiple Pro Bowls in the League and won multiple Super Bowls. Uiagalelei's got to have some NFL dreams of his own, so being around this greatness means everything.
Uiagalelei's father also documented an amazing Father's Day breakfast that USC held for recruits and their families, at literal center court at Staples Center (yes, that's what it will forever be called). Imagine being treated to this type of visit as a recruit.
USC wants the No. 3 California recruit bad. They desperately need beef in this 2023 recruiting class, as they only have one Defensive Lineman in the class as of right now.
No Linebackers or Edges either. Uiagalelei is the No. 21 player in the entire country, and SC needs to make sure the St. John Bosco product stays home and plays for his local team.