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Four-star tight end unofficially visits USC

Josh Falo has seen USC in person several times, but Saturday was his first time meeting the trojans new coaching staff with Clay Helton as head coach.

Sacramento (Calif.) four-star tight end Josh Falo attended USC’s Rising Stars Camp last summer and made his first trip back to Los Angeles last weekend to meet with the Trojans coaching staff one again. 

“Getting a scholarship offer from USC was a pretty long process,” said Falo. “I did show up to their Rising Stars Camp last summer, and they just offered me like two months ago. 

“I learned a lot from Rising Stars, but they have new coaches now. Their tight ends coach left, so now, (Clay) Helton the head coach is basically the guy recruiting me now.”

Falo has more than 20 scholarship offers to his name and is currently rated the No. 7 player at his position nationally. While he was happy to receive a scholarship from USC, Falo says he doesn’t standout from the other scholarship offers he has.

“I think about every school that offers me,” said Falo. “As of right now, I try my hardest to not have schools stand out for me. I try to wipe those thoughts away. 

“I’m focused more on football and my season. After next season I’ll start to look at colleges. I don’t want to get big headed — basically. Football is my passion so I just have to keep just balling out.”

Falo is an impressive looking tight end at 6-foot-4, 230-pounds. With a scholarship in hand, Falo unofficially visited USC Saturday. 

“The coaches said that I could complete their offense,” said Falo. “They really need a guy with my size and speed. 

“Before I had the offer at the camp, the staff was pretty open to me. Now that I have the offer, they really welcomed me like family. 

“When I met the tight ends coach (John Baxter) Saturday, I was just asking him about who he has coached in the past. I see he is a pretty good coach and I liked his style just talking with him.”

Although Falo is far from narrowing down a set list of college options, he does like some specific things about USC.

“One, it’s in the Pac-12 and close to home,” said Falo. “Two, USC has always been up their in my mind as a childhood favorite. I‘ve always looked up at USC and have been going and watching their games since I was a child. 

“I remember all those Reggie Bush teams, so yeah, I have interest in them. It was a long process to et the offer, but it’s a great school.”

Falo will take all five of his official visits and is circling a decision date for December or January. 

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