Noel Johnson, Scout.com's No. 58 prospect in 2009, committed to the Trojans after considering a bevy of high-major programs. Johnson is a 6-foot-6 shooting guard out of Fayetteville (Ga.) Fayette County.
"From talking to Coach Floyd and Coach Cantu, the whole staff player a role in the visit and also played a big part in my decision," Johnson said. "I just liked the whole atmosphere out there and I liked how they can set you up for life after college."
Johnson visited the weekend USC toppled Ohio State and saw what a big time collegiate weekend in a major city looks like. "It's still a football school but the basketball team is coming up too." In 2007, USC landed Scout.com's top overall prospect, O.J. Mayo.
Johnson felt USC was dogged in its pursuit of him and made him a priority on the wing. "They called my dad and kept coming to my school when it was unexpected and kept checking on me."