Matt Corral (Brandon Huffman)

5-star QB Matt Corral Sees Opportunity at USC

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly five-star quarterback Matt Corral remains steadfast in his commitment to USC, despite SEC schools trying, and sees an opportunity there...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly five-star quarterback Matt Corral has been committed to USC Trojans for over a year.

That hasn't stopped schools from trying with him, like Georgia or Alabama.

But Corral sees the opportunity at USC, the receiver arsenal the Trojans have and the development of Sam Darnold, and knows his best fit is close to home.

"I mean, I'm listening to what Georgia and Alabama have to say, but I'm still a hard commit to USC," said Corral.  "I know Sam could leave after next year and that could be a perfect situation for me to come in."

Corral saw the development of Darnold this past fall, and the man largely responsible for it, head coach Clay Helton, and was impressed.

"Coach Helton was always the one recruiting me to USC and learning under him and seeing how Sam has played under him, it has been impressive.  I see myself playing like Sam too."

One of the up and coming receivers on USC is Michael Pittman, the sophomore who was Corral's favorite target for two years in high school.

"They had the No. 1 receiver class last year with Michael and Tyler Vaughns and others and then this year, I knew Joseph Lewis would sign with them, so I'm all hyped up because I know they're going to be there.  All of those receivers are top guys and I'll love throwing to them."

While Corral said he's 100% to the Trojans, he hasn't completely shut out other schools.

"Coach (James) Coley came by Oaks to visit and he offered me there and said I'd be a benefit to the Georgia system.  He said how their offense is easy to pick up as a freshman and Jacob Eason did," said Corral.  "Alabama just offered me and we haven't gotten too far yet, but Coach (Tosh) Lupoi is telling me about the background of Alabama and emphasizing that. We're going to talk again."

But still, Corral said he envisions his college future happening in Southern California like he's always planned it to be.

"I'll listen to what the others have to say, but I'm still really solid to USC and it's just the perfect situation for me," said Corral.

Corral said he's graduating in December and the U.S. Army All-American will be on campus next January. Top Stories