Martez discusses USC visit

Martez Wilson took his first official visit of the year to USC Nov. 24-26 and enjoyed the fast paced weekend. Those who were officially visiting hit the beaches of southern California, dined at Los Angeles favorite eatery, Roscoes House of Chicken n Waffles, a Friday night dinner at the Staples center and took a tour of the city after the Trojans defeated Notre Dame 44-24.

While the entertainment aspect of an official recruiting trip is always a highlight for the recruits, what eventually sells a recruit is the school and football program.

Wilson has consistently mentioned USC as one of his top schools, it wasn't surprising to learn what a prospect from Illinois liked about USC before visiting.

"Just their program, they always recruit good players and they‘re winning," Wilson said.

As was mentioned earlier, the entertainment aspect of an official visit isn't always the biggest highlight.

"The visit was really good," Wilson said. "I got to meet my position coach, Ken Norton Jr., and I met all of their players and I liked it a lot. I got to see them play in a big game, practice, see what their meeting are like and definitely meeting my position coach was a highlight. He played in the NFL and is a coach who could help get me to the next level.

Sometimes recruits are blown away with a visit, some commit to the coaching staff, some simply increase their interest in a school after visiting and some leave town knowing the school they visited isn‘t for them. It was obvious Wilson wasn't blown away, but he said the visit did change the Trojans position with him.

"Yeah, it changed a little bit," Wilson said. "I got better feel for USC because I got to see the school and what the coaches are like."

He is listed as a defensive end prospect by Scout.com, but that's not the position he's being recruited for by the majority of schools. Wilson said he would be a Sam or Will linebacker if he ended up a Trojan.

Wilson said he has three more official visits on his schedule.

"I'm going to Notre Dame this weekend (Dec.1), then Michigan (Dec. 8) and the week after that, Ohio State (Dec. 15)," Wilson said.


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