Visit keeps Ruffin solid to USC 

January, 15, 2012
After what happened with De'Anthony Thomas last year, any late-January official visit to Oregon is viewed as potential treason by many USC fans. And until last week, USC linebacker commit Jabari Ruffin (Downey, Calif./Downey) was being watched with great interest by that same group of people.

Though Ruffin committed to USC in the spring, a potential late trip to Oregon was on the horizon. That is, until Ruffin cancelled it last week. As a result, instead of preparing to see the Ducks before signing day, Ruffin took his final official visit to USC this past weekend and came away certain that he made the right decision.

"It's been locked in my mind that I'm going to be a Trojan," Ruffin said. "That's why I'm not taking any more visits. But this trip reminded me that this is what I'm going to be a part of for the next four years."