Palaie Gaoteote pulled off a bit of a stunner by coming off the board last week.
That the five-star linebacker from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman committed to USC wasn't the surprising development; it was that he did so early. Gaoteote had planned to play things out at least a few more months but the Trojans closed strong and managed to land the verbal pledge while he visited campus.
While Gaoteote's commitment to USC is considered very strong, with him starting to identify possible defensive targets to start recruiting, there could be visits to other programs such as Ohio State down the road. Hear what he had to say about his decision and the rest of his recruitment at the Pylon 7on7 national championships over the weekend in the video above.