Gerard Martinez

Jerry Jeudy explains why he wants to take official visit to USC

One of the nation's top wide receivers explains the importance of the official visits in his college decision, including a trip across the country to Los Angeles to check out USC.

Four-star Deerfield Beach (Fla.) wide receiver Jerry Jeudy has been one of the early standouts at The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Ore. with his ability to control his 6-foot-1 frame to make tough catches in traffic.

Jeudy also has shown he can create separation with his quick feet and ability to cut on a dime. Those attributes also make him a potential defensive back candidate, if a college sees fit. 

While there are many vying for Jeudy’s talents, he has trimmed his list down to the schools he will officially visit and expects to choose from one of those. There are four schools locked in for official visits with Alabama, Miami, Florida State and Tennessee each set to show Jeudy what makes their school special.

For his fifth official visit, Jeudy appears set to take USC up on its offer to fly him across the country to show him what is waiting for him in Los Angeles, if he were to become a Trojan.

”They talk about how they want me to visit,” Jeudy said. “I’ve never been there. I don’t know a lot about them, so I’d like to visit and see how it is.”

The good thing for USC is that Jeudy doesn’t have any frontrunners. He wants to give USC and each of the other schools an honest shot.

“Everything is equal. My top five is equal right now. I’m still trying to take the officials to see how everything is.”

After taking each of his official visits, Jeudy plans to quickly make his college choice so that he can be an early enrollee. For a school to stand out, Jeudy is looking for the best fit, which includes the place he feels he can “go in as a freshmen and make a big impact.”

With USC, Jeudy has primarily been talking with offensive coordinator Tee Martin, who has been successful in the past in pulling talent out of the Sunshine State. According to Jeudy, the Trojans are interested in him because of his “playmaking ability, my speed and the way I catch the ball.”

“I heard it’s a very nice school. I really want to see for myself and see how it is first and see how the coaching staff is.”

USC recruiting analyst Gerard Martinez contributed to this report. Top Stories