USC in Dillon's Top 3

El Cajon (CA) quarterback Shane Dillon, one of the top passers on the West Coast, was in attendance for USC's Junior day this Saturday, and was blown away by the experience

El Cajon (CA) quarterback Shane Dillon, one of the top passers on the West Coast, was in attendance for USC's Junior day this Saturday, and was blown away by the experience.

"Oh My Gosh. Well, I loved it. Definitely a lot better than I thought it would be," Dillon said. "There were like 130 kids there. It was packed. It was big time for sure. Which made it like a big event and they put on as much as they could for us and they made it seem like they were there for us and we were there for them."

The 6-5, 185-pound signal-caller already listed USC as one of his Top 3 schools going into the visit, and the time he spent in Los Angeles just added to his interest in the Trojans.

"They have always been in the top three and right now it has definitely solidified them up there," said Dillon, who also lists Ohio State and either Miami or Stanford as his top three.

While on the visit, Dillon got a chance to tour the campus and see the plans for the John McKay Center, a new all-sports building that is in the process of being built.

"I didn't know what the campus was like because I had never been on campus, ever so I got there and it was crazy. It was beautiful and I liked it a lot," he said. "The thing that I really liked was the John McKay Center addition they are putting in. We will be the first class that will actually get to use it.

"It's three floors and football gets it's own floor and they are going to put a locker room in there and each player's locker is going to be fully decked out like an NFL locker."

One of the highlights of the day was the chance to sit with quarterback coach Clay Helton and learn more about USC's offensive scheme.

"I talked to Helton like three or four times and he seems like an awesome guy and really down to earth," Dillon said. "We got to go into a position meeting and I got to see how he coached and I liked it a lot. I liked the way he was running things and he got to show us some film and stuff.

"It was exactly what I'd hope it would be. Coach Helton was explaining his offense and he was telling us that it's a complete pro offense. 80% of it is center and 20% of it is out-of-the-shotgun, which is exactly what I wanted and I didn't think it could be exactly what I wanted it to be but it was exactly what I wanted it to be."


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