Pasadena (Calif.) Maranatha three-star athlete Terrance Lang spent last Thursday hanging out with USC defensive line coach Kenechi Udeze before working out at the Trojans' Rising Stars Camp.
While the bulk of the talent from Rising Stars performed during the morning session of the camp Wednesday, Lang was a late arrival the second day of the event.
However, that gave the 6-foot-7, 265-pound two-way star ample time to meet the USC staff and spend a couple of hours picking the brain of the former All-Pro Minnesota Viking.
"I got to hang out with Coach KU for a couple hours before I worked out,” said Lang. “I also got to meet Coach [Clay] Helton and a couple of his family members.
“I just got to meet some awesome people and hang out with some good coaches.
"It was great be able to get out and work with KU. He showed me a lot things like actually playing on the D-line. Like actual technique stuff I didn’t know.
“All of the coaches told me they loved me and that they really want me [at USC]. They want me to play defensive end, so they haven't been recruiting [me] for any other position for a while.”
Lang’s visit to USC was as much about recruiting as it was an evaluation opportunity for the Trojans coaching staff. And according to Lang, USC did a good job laying out their plan for him.
"USC is close to home and I love the coaches,” said Lang. “I've talked to Coach KU a couple times, and if I did choose USC, he would be my position coach, which is nice.
“Coach Clay [Helton], we keep in contact too. I just love the environment there.”
Outside his trip to USC last week, Lang does have one official visit penciled in for later this fall.
"Right now I'm taking a official visit to Oregon for sure,” said Lang. “Thats the only official visit I know of right now.”