Instant Reaction: Redfield to USC 

July, 18, 2012
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The impact of the verbal commitment from safety Max Redfield from Mission Viejo (Calif.) High school is big on many levels for the Trojans.

The addition of another elite athlete: In these scholarship reduction times, the Trojans will place a premium on filling their roster spots with versatile and talented athletes who can contribute in many ways. Redfield fits that description as well as anybody, as he’s currently the No. 2 athlete in the ESPN rankings, with many schools also looking at him as a receiver in addition to safety. At 6-foot-2, 181 pounds, Redfield is a smooth and speedy athlete with the ability to roam around and make plays on the field. He’s also got a tremendous vertical leap.

Here are some quotes from Redfield’s ESPN scouting evaluation:

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