La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat four-star athlete Trevon Sidney talked about taking all of his official visits upon committing to USC last summer at The Opening in Beaverton (Ore.), but the Army All-American might have taken his last trip of the recruiting process.
“I’ve been there quite a bit, so I’ve seen everything I needed to see already,” said Sidney. “I did learn more about their academics and tutoring. I toured the communications school and got a better feel for what major I want to take.
“Overall, it was a great visit and I’m done with recruiting. USC feels like home and that’s where I’m going. I’m not going to take any more visits.”
Sidney was originally recruited by USC to play wide receiver — in the slot and split wide. Former wide receivers coach Tee Martin hasn’t changed those plans since being named offensive coordinator at USC.
“It’s pretty much the same,” said Sidney. “Coach [Clay] Helton talked about what he wants to bring different to the table, but I think it will be the same offense with just some little modifications.
“He talked more about changing the tempo and going faster than last season.”
Sidney explained what makes him a solid commitment to USC.
“Every time I go there it feels more and more like home,” said Sidney. “It’s really everything. All of these other schools, you go there for four years and get your degree. With USC, you go there and you’re a Trojan for life. It feels more like family there.”
USC brought in nine recruits this past weekend. Sidney feels confident that the weekend will propel USC to a top recruiting class.
“I think all of those guys loved it,” said Sidney. “I know with Rashan [Gary], USC was like the only school his parents officially visited with him.
“We’ve been talking with all those guys and they seem to like USC, so we’ll see how it goes.”