After watching Elizabethtown (Ky.) High standout Curtis Washington at the It Takes 5ive Classic, the new Trojan head coach offered him a scholarship. A day later the 6-foot-9 big man made a verbal commitment.
"I talked to my parents and everything and it was all kind of crazy," Washington said. "I went from no interest to a big school. I looked at it and talked to my family and it was everything that I wanted and needed. All I can say is praise God."
Widely unknown, Washington played with the Derek Smith All-Stars in Cincinnati. Among the other schools that showed interest were Indiana and IUPUI.
Washington is USC's only commitment in the 2010 class.