Instant Reaction: Redfield to USC 

July, 18, 2012
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: