"It was really exciting," 2015 La Verne (Calif.) Damien shooting guard Jeremy Hemsley told FOX Sports NEXT about picking up an offer from USC. "My mom was really happy for me, she was almost in tears when I told her that USC had offered me, so it was really big news for my family.
"It was unexpected really, so it was something that I really enjoyed. I didn't think USC would offer me, that's always been a dream of mine for USC to offer me since I was a little kid and they finally did so it was pretty cool."
The four-star shooting guard's stock has been on the rise in July, as Pac-12 programs start jumping in on the prospect who already holds offers from Connecticut, San Diego State, UNLV, New Mexico, UC-Irvine, and Boston College.
College head coaches as well as assistants lined up on the baseline during Hemsley's Saturday night game in Anaheim (Calif.), no doubt assessing the skills of the 6-foot-3 175-pound recruit.
Though he says it's been a dream to pick up a USC offer, Hemsley remains adamant that there are currently no favorites in his recruitment at this point.
"I feel like I have a lot of work to do," he explained. "So until then I am just trying to get better and be a good teammate and a good son and everything like that, so hopefully I can keep progressing with my game."
As for the growing crowd of eyeballs watching his games in July, Hemsley says he tries to pay as little attention as possible to who is watching from the baseline. "I pay attention to it then I might lose focus, play bad," he explained, "and playing bad in front of the coaches isn't a good thing."