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Drew Platt talks Elite Trojan Day visit and interest in USC

Los Alamitos (Calif.) tight end/defensive end Drew Platt talks about his trip to Elite Trojan Day and his interest in USC.

Two-way prospect Drew Platt joined a couple of his Los Alamitos (Calif.) teammates for USC’s Elite Trojan Day last Saturday. Having Issaiah Johnson and Joey Noble alongside made things more comfortable and helped make the unofficial visit a more enjoyable visit.

“I liked it a lot. It was super cool,” Platt said. “I liked what the coaches were saying and the videos they were showing. Then I liked how they had the players speak.”

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end/defensive end said the group of prospective recruits heard from wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, offensive lineman Zach Banner and quarterback Max Browne about life at USC and the team’s work ethic.

“They’re not a big showy school like Oregon, they’re more of a get-it-done school.”

Platt said he has been hearing from Oregon State’s tight ends coach and receiving a lot of interest from Arizona and Washington State, but he got a different message when talking to the USC coaches.

“We talked to the tight ends coach [John Baxter] a little bit and he was just telling us that he’s not going to try to get us to come there,” he said. “He started off with saying how they were and that if you didn’t want that, then don’t come to USC.”

It was a unique message and one Platt said he liked. He is early in the recruiting process and said he didn’t yet know if he would be an early commit or potentially someone that takes his decision all the way to National Signing Day, saying it just depends on the schools that offer and how deep the initial interest is. 

But Platt was definitely enamored with USC.

“I would love to go there.”

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