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Isaac Seumalo to check out USC

1/13/2012

As long as he can remember, offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo (Corvallis, Ore.) has wanted to play for Oregon State. It was also a dream to be recruited by USC and the lineman will take an official visit to check out the Trojans this weekend.

Seumalo, a four star prospect and rated the No. 2 offensive guard in the nation, is the son of Beaver DL coach Joe Seumalo. As a result, the standout guard was considered an Oregon State lock for the last two years and several schools didn’t even attempt to recruit Seumalo thinking it would be a waste of time.

“I obviously had strong ties to Oregon State with my dad there,” Seumalo said. “It wasn’t just my dad though, Coach [Mike] Cavanaugh, the OL coach, is like family too. He basically taught me how to play football, how to play offensive line. I’m still a strong commitment to Oregon State, but I’m going to be taking an official visit to USC this weekend.

“USC offered me last September, but I just recently started to get interested. I just want to check them out and see what they’re all about. USC is a school I always liked when I was younger but never thought I would be good enough to play for. So when they offered and started to recruit me, it was definitely a big deal.”

Seumalo will take an official visit to Oregon State next weekend and these will be the only two visits he takes. The Beavers are still in a very good position for the elite guard prospect.