Liam Jimmons' dream come true

Trojans get under-the-radar D-lineman Liam Jimmons, who says it's 'a dream come true' to become a Trojan.

A day after Huntington Beach (Calif.) High School defensive end Liam Jimmons was offered by USC at its Linemen Camp, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end accepted officially -- although he really commited on the spot Saturday.

With offers from Washington, San Diego State, Colorado State, Utah State, UNLV and Nevada. Jimmons was something of an under-the-radar target for the Trojans who pursued the combo tight athlete as a defensive end after he worked on on both sides of the football Saturday at USC.

On his commitment, Jimmons said, "This is an unreal experience, and it has been a dream since I was a little boy, growing up watching USC."

He returned to USC Sunday for an unofficial visit and was meeting with Steve Sarkisian in the afternoon.

"I love the coaches and loved the camp," Jimmons said. "The camp yesterday was a great experience -- meeting and hanging out with all the coaches. I tried my best and before one-on-one drills, coach told me I had an offer. I couldn't believe it -- I still can't believe it.

"I just stood there in tears. Just thinking about going to USC, words can't even explain. I came into the camp going for a scholarship, but man, I've dreamed about this ever since I was small.

"After talking it over with my parents, I decided today to come back and make it official."

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