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Trojans closing in on SoCal safety

2/13/2012

It's a terrific year for defensive backs on the West Coast, specifically at the safety position, and USC hosted several top prospects during its junior day this weekend. Max Redfield (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) and Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos De Niza) came in with scholarship offers, Tyler Foreman (Encino, Calif./Crespi) was hoping for some good news. And while a scholarship wasn't extended, Foreman still left in high spirits after a long talk with USC coaches Ed Orgeron, Lane Kiffin and Kennedy Polamalu.

"He said they want me to go to Camp Kiffin and they will offer after that," Foreman said of Orgeron. "It was a complete shock. I didn't have any idea he was going to say that to me. I know they have limited offers and I feel like I'm one of the guys on the top of their list. It feels good."

Foreman holds offers from Boise State and Arizona State, but said an offer from USC would clear his recruiting process up considerably.

"It would make everything a lot easier," Foreman said of a USC offer. "It's my dream school."

Foreman said he didn't go into junior day with any questions for the USC staff, but said he enjoyed getting a look at the new McKay Center and hearing the coaches' plans over the next few years. He also was appreciative of being able to look around at the number of recruits in attendance and take in what he has been able to accomplish as a high school athlete.

"It was just eye-opening," Foreman said. "It shows how far I've come, and also what I still need to improve on."