USC Lands Trio; Two Top 100's

Tim Floyd continues to get things done in L.A. The USC coach nabbed a trio of verbal commitments - and you'll never believe who one of the guys who gave his word he'd be playing at the Galen Center in a couple of years.

Last year Tim Floyd made headlines when he signed, O.J. Mayo, the top player in the nation. This time around the USC coach has a commitment from one of the top rappers in the country.

This isn't a joke, either.

Percy "Romeo" Miller is putting his career on hold for a while.

The 6-foot music star/actor and son of Master P was one of three players that committed to Floyd and the Trojans on Friday. Demar Derozan and Angelo Johnson, a pair of Top 100 players in the Class of 2008, joined Miller in giving a pledge to USC.

Miller averaged 13.9 points and 5.6 assists per game at Beverly Hills High as a junior this past season.

``He's got a lot to prove because of his name," said Derozan, who will join his best friend at USC after he finished his high school career at Compton Dominguez (Calif.) High. ``He's no gimmick. He can play and is going to be one of the top point guards in the 2008 class."

Miller, 17, took the trip to USC on Friday along with his summer teammate, athletic wing Derozan, and the pair both told Floyd and his staff that they will be coming after they graduate.

``It's great for him," Master P said. "USC is a great school and I felt like he made a great decision."

The younger Miller will focus solely on school and basketball for the next few years, according to Master P.

``He can be polishing up his film career at USC," Master P said. "When he finished after four years at 21 or 22 years old, he'll hopefully be able to take either basketball to the next level of Hollywood to the next level."

``This is what it's all about," he added. "I'm just glad he has the opportunity to do both."

The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Derozan is one of the best players on the west coast and ranks 46th nationally in's rankings of the top junior players in the country.

``It's a good program, a building program and it's been a school I've loved for a while," Derozan said. ``They've been interested in me for a while."

Floyd has also received a commitment from Johnson (, No. 85), a 5-foot-11 Minnesota native who spent this past season at Stoneridge Prep (Calif.). According to sources, there's a chance that Johnson could become eligible to play next season.

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