Gardena (Calif.) Serra four-star athlete Bryan Addison showcased his skills as a safety at the Under Armour All-American Camp Sunday and his performance highlights why schools like USC have made him a priority target.
“The schools that have been the most serious about me are Nebraska, SC and of course UCLA hasn’t offered yet, but they’ve shown interest,” said Addison.
UCLA offered Addison a scholarship Sunday with Bruin recruiting coordinator Angus McClure on hand to watch his son play quarterback at the camp.
“I have high interest in UCLA, it’s probably my dream school,” said Addison. “If it came down to it, it would be between UCLA and Nebraska.
“It’s tradition and family — I’ve had a lot of family go through (UCLA). I’ve always had dreams of going there, but now that my recruitment has blasted off, they’re fallen down a bit. I’m keeping them in the top three.”
Thus far, Nebraska has been recruiting Addison the hardest. That recruitment extends beyond the reach Huskers’ coaching staff as well.
“They like how I play with my sense of urgency in the back of the field. Donte (Williams) specifically tells me I have a chance of playing there,” said Addison.
“My interest level with them is a little bit higher. I like their fans base — they’re always in contact with me, messaging me and showing me love.”
While Addison played safety Sunday, and his 6-foot-3, 175-pound frame is similar to that of the safeties USC has signed the past two recruiting classes, the Trojans are not specifying his position.
“My interest level (with USC) is regular, just like with other teams,” said Addison. “Tee Martin is keeping in contact with me and shown a lot of love.
“Coach Martin is recruiting me as an athlete, so if I commit to USC, I’ll choose where I play when I get there.”
And there are quite a few reasons to think Addison will eventually end up at USC. For the past six years, USC has gotten the pick of the litter at Serra High School.
Cavalier alums like Robert Woods, Marqise Lee and Adoree Jackson have gone on to shape recent Trojan football tradition.
“It’s sort of big picture to me, reality is kicking in,” said Addison. “USC has shown the product, and they been getting guys to the NFL.”