Signed, sealed, but not quite delivered

Powder Springs (Ga.) offensive tackle Chuma Edoga committed to USC after an unofficial visit to Los Angeles last May. Edoga has remained a solid verbal to the Trojans ever since, but with plans to graduate McEachern High School in December, USC wasted no time in getting him on campus for a second time.

Powder Springs (Ga.) four-star offensive tackle Chuma Edoga was in the unique situation of officially visiting a school he has already committed to and signed paperwork with.

While that early enrollment paperwork does not bind Edoga to his scholarship offer the way a letter of intent would, it was still a statement about his intentions to attend USC in January.

“I pretty much saw everything I needed to the last time I was here on a visit, so this was really just about having fun and enjoying the game,” said Edoga. “The game was the highlight for me.

“The atmosphere was crazy. Seeing all of the fans and how excited they were was cool. They were standing up most of the time and always cheering.”

USC would go on the beat Oregon State 35-10 at the Coliseum, but the Trojans struggled to impose their will in the first half of the game.

“They sort of struggled early, yeah, but then later they started to drive the ball and mash them,” said Edoga.

While football was the highlight of Edoga’s visit this weekend, he also had to get a feel for being a student far away from hime living in a new city.

“My host the first night was Kenny Bigelow and the second night my host was Zach Banner,” said Edoga. “They were both cool. Zach took me around and really showed me the ropes.

“All of the players were cool, and that was what I expected. They were all laid back and I really enjoyed hanging out with them.”

Edoga also spent some time with several other recruits, like Iman Marshall, Ricky Town, DaMarkus Lodge, Ykili Ross and others.

“We were just hanging together,” said Edoga. “We talked about how our teams are doing this season and stuff like that, but I made sure to tell them to come to USC.”

While Edoga still intends to enroll at USC in January and has signed financial aid paperwork to back it up, that will not preclude him from taking some additional official and unofficial visits.

“I’m just going to those schools to have fun, but I’m 100-percent USC,” said Edoga. “I’ll probably go to see a game when I don’t have something else to do.

“I might go see a Georgia game, or an Auburn or Alabama game or something like that.”

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