- Blair Angulo, Reporter, WeAreSC.com
Fast-rising Class of 2014 defensive end Bryson Allen-Williams (Ellenwood, Ga./Cedar Grove) bagged his ninth scholarship offer on Saturday, adding one from USC assistant coach Ed Orgeron.
"That was a big moment," the 6-foot-3, 233-pound Allen-Williams said. "USC is one of the greatest educational institutions in the country. The football program has one of the biggest traditions. I don't have top list of schools right now but if I did, USC would be up there. Being from Georgia, USC is appealing. It's right in L.A. It's glamorous."
The Trojans have three commitments in next year's class -- offensive linemen Toa Lobendahn (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood), Jordan Poland (La Jolla, Calif./Country Day School) and Casey Tucker (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton) -- hypothetically leaving them with only 12 remaining spots.
"That holds some weight for sure," Allen-Williams said. "It's a good thing for me. That means they think highly of me. It's flattering and humbling."
Allen-Williams, who has developed a friendship with another top USC target, 2014 receiver Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek), said he and his mother plan on making it to Los Angeles on Nov. 24 for the Notre Dame game.
"I want to experience a game-day atmosphere at the Coliseum," he said.
Allen-Williams, who has offers from Boise State, Duke, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina State, Penn State, South Carolina and Washington, described his playing style as "disruptive."
"I think I'm fast, I have a big motor and bring high intensity," Allen-Williams said. "I love to get after the quarterback. I use my speed and power to my advantage. A lot of offensive tackles can't handle it. A lot of quarterbacks hate it."
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