“The playing style, the coaching staff and the environment, those were the three things I was looking for,” O’Bannon said when asked about his verbal pledge.
O’Bannon told Scout he picked the Trojans over serious interest from NC State and UCLA. http://www.scout.com/player/183625-chuck-o-bannon
“I feel like my game resembles their offense,” he said. “I can come in and contribute right way.”
“Chuck O'Bannon gives USC a wing who can really score off the bounce,” Scout analyst Josh Gershon said. “It's hard to find wings with O'Bannon's combination of size, length and ability to shoot off the dribble. He's a player who will be able to put up points in a hurry for the Trojans.”
Enfield made O’Bannon, one of the top shooters in the 2017 class, a priority and O’Bannon took notice.
“He was always involved with my recruitment from day one,” O’Bannon said. “I like the way he coaches. When I was on my visit, I saw how he runs his practice and talks to his players and it’s an NBA offense.”
USC assistant Jason Hart led the charge for the Trojans and O’Bannon said their relationship factored into his decision-making.
“It was very important,” he said of their relationship. “You want to trust the coach you're going to be with for a long time and who is going to help you in life.”
“He talked to me as a person instead of just facts on the school,” he added. “He formed relationship with me.”
USC now has a trio of prospects in their 2017 recruiting class. O’Bannon, who ranks No. 82 overall in the class, joins three-star recruits Jordan Usher and Victor Uyaelunmo to make up their current class.