USC recruiting several elite safeties 

November, 6, 2012
It didn’t take the USC Trojans long to react to the news that safety Max Redfield (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) had decided to decommit on Sunday.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comTahaan Goodman is one of three top 10 safeties the Trojans are recruiting in the wake of Max Redfield's decommitment.
The Trojans reached out on Monday and confirmed an official visit with safety Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood) for the weekend of Dec. 7. It’s no coincidence that all of the USC commits who plan to enroll early for the spring semester will be visiting that weekend, considering McQuay is also looking to enroll early at his school of choice. McQuay has already visited Vanderbilt and Oregon with plans to visit Michigan this weekend.

McQuay and USC have long shown interest in each other, so it’s not like the confirmation of a visit came out of nowhere. Even after the Trojans had received a verbal commitment from Redfield over the summer -- which seemingly filled their need at safety when combined with an earlier verbal from Su’a Cravens (Murietta, Calif./Vista Murietta) -- they had continued to stay in touch not only with McQuay but with other safeties such as Tahaan Goodman (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) and Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos De Niza).