Corey Bender

Keyshon camp visits Michigan, talks USC commitment

One of USC's most coveted summer time commits officially visited the Big House earlier this season.

Lakeland (Fla.) four-star defensive tackle Keyshon Camp committed to USC over the summer, but with plenty of other scholarship offers to choose from, he remains open to visiting other schools.

Two weeks ago, Camp did just that by officially visit Michigan Sept. 18.

“I was a good experience,” said Camp. “I got to go up there and see my homeboy Ruben (Jones).

“I got to see their style of play and what Michigan has to offer academically and on the field. What I liked the most was that they had 108,000 fans at the game.

“I’ve never seen that many people in one place at one time. All of their fans came out to the game and it was a great environment to be in.”

Camp also hopes to take official visits to Oregon, Alabama and Pitt. He is also in the process of scheduling an official visit to USC.

“I talked to Coach (Chris) Wilson and I think I’m going out there Nov. 6 when they play Arizona,” said Camp. “They really showed me everything I needed to see when I came out for the Rising Stars Camp — that’s why I committed.

“Really, that’s the school I’m going to be going to, so I just want to get the feel of how it would be playing at the Coliseum. I can’t wait to see the fans and a game when I go out there.”

With USC’s first two games on the Pac-12 Network, which is not available in many regions, and the Trojans playing their last game at 10:30 p.m. EST, Camp has only seen then play once.

“I didn’t get to see the ASU game, but I did get a chance to check out the highlights,” said Camp. “They did well defensively, only holding them to 14 points.

“Offensive, they’re outstanding in every game. I think against Stanford, they had some miss alignments and missed assignments. But they bounced back the next week against ASU. That’s all that matters. How do you perform the following week? USC went out and got that W.”

Thus far this season, USC has play more than two dozen freshmen and three of its defensive line signees from 2015.

“Coach Wilson just tells me that if you put in the work, you’re going to be able to play,” said Camp. “He’s not bias about playing freshmen.”

Although he visited Michigan and has other official visits yet to come, Camp considers himself a solid commitment to USC.

“I’m still firm and all USC,” said Camp. “The coaches haven’t pressured me into staying committed.

“They told me to go ahead and take my visits. They say, ‘If this is where you want to be, then come, if not, then find that place for you.’ They said I can go to Michigan and be cold. (laugh)”


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