Although Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman junior wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey is now a Corona (Calif.) Centennial junior wide receiver, he is still the same dynamic player.
Sunday, Lindsey earned a coveted invitation to The Opening Finals. Saturday, the four-star wide out unofficially visited USC for the Trojans junior day.
While Lindsey has been living in Southern California for months, he hasn’t been on campus at USC since early last year.
“It was a great experience and there was a great atmosphere,” said Lindsey. “The coaches all treated me like family, so I can’t wait to get back up there for another visit.”
Lindsey, who won the wide receiver MVP at the L.A. Opening Regional, revealed some interesting information on USC recruiting.
“They said they already have one silent commit and are only taking two receivers out of this class,” said Lindsey. “There were 11 other receivers in the room with me when they said that, so we were all looking at each other because they only have one more spot open. Whoever wants it, gets it.”
Of course, Lindsey isn’t being recruited strictly as a wide out by USC. Meeting with new Trojans offensive coordinator Tee Martin one-on-one Saturday, Lindsey is really being looked at as an athlete.
“They use their receivers everywhere,” said Lindsey. “They put guys in motion and use them in the backfield. Like they do with Adoree (Jackson). I don’t really have a set position, so that would be great for me of I go there.”
Lindsey listed several reasons why USC is a viable option for him moving forward in his recruitment.
“Just being back at home and I have have a great relationship with all of their coaches,” said Lindsey. “Feeling comfortable and feeling like I’m at home is what is mots important for me. Family is big for me, so wherever I feel that, that’s going to be the place I choose.”
While Lindsey recently moved from Las Vegas to Corona, it’s really more a homecoming for the four-star wide out. Lindsey is regionally from California; beginning his high school football career at Poway High School in San Diego.
“It’s great because I’m back with my family,” said Lindsey. “There’s nothing better than being with your family.”
Lindsey made the trip to USC with a dozen of his former teammates from Bishop Goman High School. After his visit to USC, Lindsey made a quick stop at UCLA with his cousin Brendan Radley-Hiles.
“Going to USC with all of those guys was like a big family reunion,” said Lindsey. “It was great to spend the day with them up there.
“I went to UCLA afterward, but that wasn’t for me. That was for my cousin, who just wanted to check them out. I’ still considering UCLA, but I haven’t really been talking to their new coaches that much. I really talked amore with their old staff.”
Before summer, Lindsey hopes to narrow his list of college coaches to a top 10.