USC adds a big-time wide receiver


The USC Trojans continued to roll with the 2013 recruiting class, adding one of the state's top receivers on Sunday afternoon.

Steven Mitchell (Mission Hills, Calif./Alemany) was offered a scholarship during a skills camp hosted by the Trojans and jumped on it. Mitchell could not immediately be reached for comment, but his father, Steven Mitchell Sr., confirmed the commitment.

Mitchell Sr. and his wife were eating lunch across the street when they received a phone call from Mitchell Jr. He said coaches Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron wanted to meet with the whole family in their office.

It was Mitchell's 24th offer and the No. 142 player in the country had made it known that an offer from USC would go a long way in his recruitment. He is USC's ninth commitment and second receiver in this class. The 5-foot-11, 176-pound receiver chose USC over offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas A&M and UCLA.

“Steven told me ‘Dad, I’m a Trojan for life now’. I’m not going back on that," Mitchell Sr. said. “Next week will be the 25th wedding anniversary for my wife and I, we couldn’t have asked for a better present.”