White Gets Offer from USC

UCLA-committed Torian White, the offensive lineman from Lakewood High, received a scholarship offer from USC over the weekend, and he talked to us about how it might affect his perspective and recruitment...

When Lakewood (Calif.) offensive tackle Torian White (6-6, 280) got his first two scholarshop offers in the spring, it was largely based on his upside.

White missed much of his junior year with a sports hernia, but that didn't prevent Washington State and Colorado State from offering him.

He then went to a camp at UCLA in June and the Bruins offered. White jumped on it immediately and committed to the Bruins that day.

Now that White is back on the field, he's dominating and it's catching the eye of several schools.

One school though, USC, was so impressed, they added their name to the mix quickly.

"I talked with Coach (Ed) Orgeron and he said they thought I was the best tackle in the state and they were offering me a scholarship," said White.

So what does this mean for the Bruin verbal?

"This doesn't change anything for me. I'm committed to UCLA. I mean, I may take a visit over there to talk with them, but it's going to be really hard for anyone to make me switch from UCLA," said White.

White said he was flattered by the offer, though.

"It's a big offer and I appreciate the interest," said White. "I am still going to see what they say and maybe make a trip there to talk with them. But like I said, it's going to be really hard to pull me away from UCLA."

White said he anticipated his presence on the field netting him more offers.

"I just think because I didn't play last year, people are just now seeing me so I think that is why more schools are getting interested," said White.

White attended UCLA's game against Stanford earlier this month and said he was planning to be at their game against Washington State on Saturday and may make the trek over to the Coliseum to see USC play Washington.

Brandon is in his sixth year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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