Bishop Gorman was represented well Saturday at the USC junior day. Not only did the Gaels have Trojan safety commit Bubba Bolden on hand, but almost a dozen of his teammates.
“It was me Garrett Haskell, Tate (Matrell), Biaggio (Walsh), Alex Perry, Austin Arnold, Malik (Hausman), Dorian (Thompson-Robinson), Brevin Jordan… a buch of us went up last night to see the coaches.
“For me, I just wanted to meet with my position coaches and get a quick bond with them. I’ve already seen the school, but it was good to check it out again. I got a good feel for things.”
The most important development for Bolden has been the coaches changes at USC. Committing to the Trojans before they announced hirings at the defensive coordinator or defensive backs coaching positions, Bolden had his first chance to meet with Ronnie Bradford Friday night.
‘We were just getting our relationship up and going,” said Bolden. “We talked about me, playing time and how they wanted to use me in their defense. He showed me how he runs his defense and how they want to utilize their DBs.
“They’re using two safeties with the strong and free safety. They like to play them in deep coverage, and sometimes some main. I don’t think the way they’ll play their safeties will be too different in how they did it in the past. It’s pretty much what we do at Gorman, so it should be pretty good.”
It seemed that regardless of who USC hired as a head coach, Bolden would end up a Trojan. Much of that centered around his family and his interest in USC growing up.
“All my family is from California or in California,” said Bolden. “I just wanted to represent for my city and stay with my family. Just getting an offer from USC was a dream for me since I was a little kid.”
With Bishop Gorman rolling deep onto USC’s campus this weekend, Bolden isn’t the type to push his decision down his teammate’s throats.
“I’m just trying to get some of the young guys up there to get a scholarship,” said Bolden. “I’m talking to Alex Perry about USC, but I’m really not trying to get everyone going to USC.
“I’m laid back and enjoying my commitment. I’m kinda just doing me and letting those other guys figure out what they want to do.”
Bolden and his Bishop Gorman teammates will travel to Redondo Beach (Calif.) Sunday for The Opening Regional. Stay updated to USCFootball.com for all of the action from that camp.