DeRozan Clarification On Commitment

Demar DeRozan recently committed to USC and then his high school coach told reporters that there was no commitment. We caught up with DeRozan in Houston and he told us where he stands on the issue of the commitment...

Demar DeRozan, 6-6 JR SF Compton (Calif.) High, told's Jeff Goodman last week that he had committed to USC. A couple days later, DeRozan's coach at Compton, Tony Thomas, told the Los Angeles Times that DeRozan had not given a commitment to the Trojans. We spoke with DeRozan in Houston and asked him if he is, in fact, committed to USC.

"I did commit to USC," said DeRozan. "They offered me last summer at their camp and I wanted to stay close to home. I wanted to play in the Pac-10, so I decided on USC."

We asked DeRozan about Thomas's comments that there had been no commitment.

"Well, nothing is final until I sign the letter of intent," said DeRozan. "He just wanted to make sure that I was making the right decision."

We asked DeRozan if he would still take visits to other schools.

"Like I said, nothing is final until I sign the Letter of Intent," said DeRozan. "So I would consider visiting other schools if it was a school that I was really interested in and it might be the perfect situation. If I see another school that might have a perfect situation, then I would look at it."

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