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
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.
Isaac Whitney reviews USC official visit
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