Isaac Whitney reviews USC official visit

Riverside (Calif.) four-star receiver Isaac Whitney had 49 receptions for 800 yards and four touchdowns this year for Riverside City College.

Riverside City College wide receiver Isaac Whitney has looked forward to stepping on the campus at USC as an official visitor since playing high school ball in Oklahoma, so much so, some thought he wouldn’t leave without making a commitment.

But Whitney is still to his guns and seeing the process through.

“I’m still going to West Virginia next weekend and then I’ll making my decision after that,” said Whitney.

That’s not to see his official visit to didn’t go well. Having been on campus several times unofficially over the past six months, Whitney has already seen what USC has to offer as a school and a football program.

“They’re for sure on the top of my list,” said Whitney. “It’s them and West Virginia right there. With USC, the location is great, and I have a lot of family out here. It just seems like the right fit.

“But I still have to visit and see these other places before I make my decision.”

That decision won’t come until Dec. 18, when Whitney signs as a midyear graduate. Between then and his official visit to WVU, Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian will be in-home with Whitney.

“I spoke to Coach Sark today and I hung out with Coach Tee (Martin) all yesterday,” said Whitney. “He was just telling me how I fit into the offense. They need that big receiver on the outside and that’s why they recruited me. I’m going to be playing on the outside.”

Having been to USC plenty of times before this weekend, this trip was all about Whitney feeling comfortable behind the scenes with the players and coaches.

“When I’ve been to USC before, it was just for a few of hours,” said Whitney. “I got to hang out with everybody this weekend.

“I got to see and experience everything on this official visit. Juju Smith was my host, and I hung out with Bryce Dixon too. It was funny because they were like, ‘You’re older than me?’ They’re still freshmen, so yeah I am.

“But the highlight was just hanging out with all of the players and going to practice, really.”

Whitney has two years to play two and will enroll at his college of choice in January. Top Stories