Gardena (Calif.) Serra athlete Bryan Addison grew up a Bruin fan, but he admitted Sunday that he has actually been to more USC games than UCLA games in recent years.
That’s because he has never been to a UCLA game.
Still, the Trojans find themselves in a heated battle for Addison’s interest.
“UCLA and Nebraska are recruiting me the hardest…. and USC,” said Addison. “I’m going to Nebraska for their spring game.
“I want to go out there and see how the stadium looks and how the school feels. I want to see what it’s like out there, but if I like it, they’ll be in my top (list of schools).”
Addison’s aunt went to UCLA, and in the past, he has talked about UCLA being the college he followed the most growing up.
“That’s a big school to me and the football is great there,” said Addison.
USC continues to pursue Addison with the duo of offensive coordinator Tee Martin and defensive backs coach Ronnie Bradford taking the lead in his recruitment.
“USC is close to home and they’ve always been on me with with Tee Martin and Coach B,” said Addison. “I will be going to a spring practice soon.”
The Trojans pipeline into Serra High School is well documented. Whether that has an impact on Addison’s decision remains to be seen. However, Addison’s 6-foot-4, frame as a safety is a constant topic of conversation.
“They just want to use me as a long rangy safety like Marvell (Tell),” said Addison. “(Being tall) makes it easier because no balls get past me.
“The only players that can destroy me are good slots, but that doesn’t happen very much.”
At present date, Addison plans to make his final decision on a college at Serra’s homecoming game next season.
“That would be the earliest,” said Addison. “I’m going to take all of my visits, though.”
While some prospects eliminate taking official visits to local schools, Addison says he is still open to visiting both UCLA and USC officially.
“I don’t know where I’m going to visit yet,” said Addison. “I haven’t eliminated anyone yet either.”