Michael Stuart is a Trojan

It didn't take long for Westlake Village (Calif.) Wetlake defensive end Michael Stuart to make his college choice once he got his dream offer. The 6-5, 215 pound rush end was offered by USC earlier today after head coach Pete Carroll saw Stuart play over the weekend and the athlete immediately jumped on it.

"Michael picked the right game to play so well with coach Carroll and Coach Orgeron on the sidelines," Westlake head coach Jim Benkert said. "They had been hinting that they could be offering and then decided to make the offer to Michael following the game.

"USC is basically Michael's dream school and where he has wanted to go for some time so he didn't wait long to commit. I really think it's an excellent fit for him. Michael is a talented player and a very good pass rusher. He'll fit in well there with what Coach Orgeron likes to do."

Stuart joins his Westlake teammate Jimmy Miller who had earlier committed to the Trojans. As a junior, Stuart was the League Player of the Year, County Defensive Player of the Year and also earned All-State Underclass honors after totaling 74 tackles and 17 quarterback sacks.

Stuart is also a standout receiver and caught 32 balls for 760 yards and 10 touchdowns but will likely play on the defensive side of the ball for the Trojans.


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