Hoyd talks USC Junior Day

Vista Murrieta (Calif.) linebacker Greg Hoyd attended USC's Junior Day over the weekend and likes the changes he sees with the new coaching staff.

Greg Hoyd is one of the more versatile players in the state and has the ability to play linebacker or defensive end at the next level. He took in USC's Junior Day on Sunday and said he enjoyed the experience.

"It was good, it was my first Junior Day of the year so I liked it a lot," Hoyd said. "USC's new facilities are real nice and I like the new coaches they brought in. I think Coach Kiffin did a real nice job rebuilding the staff for next season and I like all the changes they have made.

"They're switching to a 3-4 defense and said they like me as an outside linebacker. I talked with Coach Orgeron and the new linebacker coach, Coach Ekeler and they're both great guys and great coaches. They didn't talk about an offer but want to continue to evaluate me and want me to go and camp with them in the summer. They said they would decide in the spring."

Hoyd will be extremely busy the rest of the spring/summer and plans to take several unofficial visits.

"I'm going to visit Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Maryland, Syracuse, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Miami," Hoyd said. "All those schools are showing interest and seem to like me a lot so I want to go out there and see what they're all about.

"Most of those will just be unofficial visits but I might camp at Ole Miss in June. My dad went to school there so I want to see if all the stories he has been telling me about the place are true. It would be a dream to play football in the SEC and I would love to show the players from California can play at that level."

Hoyd currently holds offers from Duke, New Mexico State and Utah and will hope to add to that list in the spring.

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 Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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