"We went up there to see them scrimmage a little bit and then we made the decision after that," Gary Franklin Sr. told Scout.com.
"I think over the past few weeks they've done a great job recruiting him," he continued. "They've come out a couple of times and watched him work out and we were really starting to feel comfortable with those guys."
"I think there were a couple of reasons [he picked USC]," Franklin Sr. said. "Gary wanted to play in the Pac 10. He really wanted to play in the Pac 10 and I think he's looking forward to building that rivalry between UCLA and USC."
"Growing up he used to always play basketball and football, and I always took him over to USC mainly for football. But he stopped playing football and that kind of went away, but I think it was kind of a Déjà vu to transfer back into USC and the basketball end of it."
USC now has a pair of commitments in the 2010 class. Franklin joins Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester product Dwayne Polee, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound forward.