Gildon trip recap

One of the most talked about players on the USC recruiting board is three-star defensive back Anthony Gildon of Oaks Christian HS in Westlake Village (CA). Gildon verbally committed to Oregon early on in the process, but recently took in an official visit to USC after receiving an offer midway through the season.

Gildon got to take in the sights and sounds of Los Angeles on an official visit, and came away very impressed.

"The trip was good," said Gildon. "Real good, everything went real well."

Gildon's host for the weekend was Allen Bradford, and the two got along really well.

"Allen Bradford was my host, and he was real cool. He was a real good host and gave me a lot of really good information, and he took care of me. He basically told me if I want to come in and play that it's all on me and the coaches will give you a shot. He told me you practice against the best every day, so when it comes game day, its easy."

Not only did Gildon get a chance to check out the football facilities, but he also had a chance to experience the Galen Center while he was down there.

"We went to the basketball game against Arizona State, and that was real cool. The crowd was really hyped up."

Most people would expect recruits to enjoy a particular event on their visit, but for Gildon, it was another aspect of the team that really caught his eye.

"I really noticed how tight the team is," said Gildon. "Everybody really gets along there. Even the coaches and the players get along well, so it's a real close knit team."

It was obvious that Gildon enjoyed himself on his visit, but was it enough to sway the talented defensive back in the direction of the Trojans.

"I'd give this trip a nine," answered Gildon when asked to rank his trip. "I'm not quite sure what a ten would be, because you can never really have a perfect trip. But that was a close to perfect as you get."

Gildon has not made a final decision about his status, but does admit that his most recent trip gives him a lot to think about.

"Yes, this trip does give me a lot to think about. So I'm going to go home and talk to my family. I'm not sure where my commitment with Oregon is, but I'm still solid."

Gildon was part of a big recruiting weekend for the Trojans, and we will keep you up-to-date on all the most recent news.

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