Redfield Picks Some Standouts

2013 four-star safety Max Redfield played with his Mission Viejo team at Dana Hills Air Strike over the weekend. He took a few minutes to talk about which schools are standing out in the recruiting process and when he'll make a decision.

Mission Viejo (Calif.) safety Max Redfield is set to make his college announcement at the 2013 Under Armour All-American game.

The only decision the 2013 prospect needs to make now is which college it will be.

"USC, Oregon, Notre Dame, LSU, and either Washington or Cal would probably be a top five or six if I had to choose one right now," said Redfield at Dana Hills Air Strike on Saturday.

The 6'2", 195 lb. Redfield says those programs stand out because of the relationships he has developed with their coaching staffs, the talent the programs have produced, as well as the school's academics.

"If I went to any of those schools I feel like I'd be set for life," Redfield explained. "If I can't reach my ultimate goal to go to the NFL then I want to have a solid degree to back it up and pursue the career I want to."

Among his list of standout schools is USC.

Redfield has two former Mission Viejo teammates and friends who will be on the Trojans' roster this season. Linebacker Tre Madden will be a sophomore for the cardinal and gold, while Jahleel Pinner will be a new addition to the roster as part of USC's 2012 recruiting class.

"USC has a lot of great recruits from my class coming in," Redfield said, "They have a lot of great recruits coming in for the class of 2012. It's all-around a great school. It has amazing tradition, great coaches, you can't really go wrong with USC."

Redfield is the second safety the Trojans hope to land in their 2013 recruiting class after receiving a verbal commitment just a week ago from five-star Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta safety Su'a Cravens.

"Yeah, we talk every now and then," Redfield said of his relationship with Cravens. "It's definitely a positive, not a negative, playing with a great player like him would be cool."

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