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Idaho four-star defensive tackle Tommy Togiai visits USC

While Tommy Togiai isn't from a football hotbed, he still holds scholarship offers from the likes of Michigan, Utah, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon and Washington.

Pocatello (Idaho) defensive tackle Tommy Togiai had a rare opportunity Sunday to see some of the region’s best players at the Under Armour All-America Camp in Los Angeles. 

But before performing at the Under Armour Camp, Togiai unofficially visited USC Friday. 

“It was a great visit,” said Togiai. “I got to tour the campus, meet all of the coaches and talk with them. I just loved the visit.”

Togiai is being recruited to USC by Trojans assistant coaches Kenechi Udeze and Johnny Nansen. 

“Those are the guys I talk the most to and I really like talking with Coach KU,” said Togiai. “We’re really trying to build that relationship up.”

Ironically, it wasn’t Nansen or Udeze who actually offered Togiai a scholarship last month. 

“It was the receivers coach, Keary Colbert, who flew in and eventually offered me a scholarship,” said Togiai. “He told my coach I had an offer after he left campus, and I was real excited. USC is one of my dream schools. 

“I really like the coaching staff and I like the campus USC has.”

Togiai will unofficially visit Washington and Utah this spring. In general, Togiai is not anticipating a quick end to the recruiting process. 

“I feel I need to build my relationship up more with these coaches,” said Togiai. “I think it’s going to be a longer process for me to make sure I make the right decision. I’m going to take all five official visits.”

Togiai doesn’t have a concise list of favorite schools yet, although USC does sit high with him after his unofficial visit. 

“USC is top three,” said Togiai. “I don’t have a top list of schools, but they are up there as one of the top schools I’ll consider.” Top Stories