- Sam Khan Jr., ESPN Staff Writer
HOUSTON -- As his team prepares for the Texas state playoffs, Houston Alief Taylor defensive end Torrodney Prevot is focusing on getting better.
Coming into the season, the ESPN 300 prospect knew that he had a target on his back, being a highly-ranked prospect committed to USC. He has taken it in stride.
"It's been cool dealing with that," Prevot said. "Really the target on my back, teams try not to come to my side, so I still make my plays so that's pretty good."
On Monday, he received the honor of being named a U.S. Army All-American.
"It's a blessing, really," he said. "It really came out of nowhere. My coach started telling me that I got selected to be an All-American. I said 'Nah, stop playing.' Then two weeks later I got a folder in the mail and it had all the information that I was really selected. It's really a blessing."
Prevot has been paying close attention to the Trojans' season as well.
"I've been following them pretty close," he said. "I've been watching their games and stuff like that. They've been doing pretty good except for the three losses that they have."
Other programs have continued to recruit Prevot, and he said he will take some visits to other schools in the offseason. Aside from USC, he named three schools that will likely receive visits from him.
"I know I'll visit them, I'll probably visit Cal, [Texas] A&M, and I'll probably visit Oklahoma," Prevot said. "It's really big because I just want to see what all is still out there for me and see what schools are really after me still."
He said he remains committed to USC and feels good about the Trojans.
"People have still been calling me. With USC, I know that the reason they recruited me is because they don't have a tight defense, so that's a pretty good thing that I know I can go in there and make a big change," he said. "I'm feel pretty definite about them right now."
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