Baugh enjoys visit to USC

Riverside (Calif.) J.W North tight end Marcus Baugh has listed USC as one of his top schools for some time now. On Sunday, the athlete had a chance to see the school close up when he took part in the Junior Day festivities.

Marcus Baugh has a chance to be the top tight end in the West region next fall. The question for USC is with just 15 rides to give and some talented young tight ends on the roster, will they offer the position next fall.

"I really liked it at USC, and learned a lot about the school," Baugh said. "I already know all about the football stuff, the tradition and all that but I liked what they had to say about the academics. They really put their academics first and as an athlete with the support they offer, you really have to try to fail if you can't stay eligible.

"They had the tight ends and receivers together during the tour since they don't have a receiver coach yet. Coach [Justin] Mesa led that group but I was with Coach [James] Cregg for most of the day, since he recruits my area. It was cool being around so many great players and USC really has a lot to offer."

As for a potential offer, Baugh said he'll have to camp with the Trojans in the summer to earn his spot.

"They told me it's a slow process and to just be patient and let it play out," Baugh said. "They're going to continue to recruit me and will visit me in the spring. They want me to camp with them in the summer and said if I'm good enough, I'll earn an offer from them. It's all about competition at USC and I'm fine with that. The best players play and the goes for earning scholarships too and I'm good with that."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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