Flournoy Talks USC, UCLA

Speedy wide receiver Devon Flournoy from Van Nuys (CA) Birmingham HS committed to USC back in February, but recently decided to take some official visits to make sure he made the right choice. Look inside for an update on Flournoy's UCLA visit and much more.

Speedy wide receiver Devon Flournoy from Van Nuys (CA) Birmingham HS committed to USC back in February, but recently decided to take some official visits to make sure he made the right choice.

This weekend, the USC commit visited the UCLA Bruins and came away very impressed with the Trojans' crosstown rivals.

"The UCLA trip was incredible, the best one that I have had so far," said Flournoy, who has also visited Cal. "I got to meet up with my boys that I played with in high school, Donovan Carter and Milton Knox."

Flournoy came away feeling that the Bruins have a chance to compete with the best in the Pac-10 in the very near future.

"I see them on the rise. I give it like one or two years and they are going to be battling for the Pac-10," Flournoy said. "The athletes are all hungry and the coaching staff has always been strong."

While the four-star receiver likes what UCLA has to offer, he still considers himself a Trojan commit and will officially visit USC on Jan.16th.

"I am still an SC commit," Flournoy said. "I have my visit to USC this weekend to do some comparisons."

One thing that the receiver will compare is the different styles of the head coaches.

"They both seem like great guys, and have a love for the game," Flournoy said. "The thing that I see different is Pete Carroll is more knowledgeable about the game. I think he is more into the psychological ways of football, and Neuheisel is more into the hip, new, in your face, see what you are about kind of thing.

"They are two great approaches."

Flournoy said he was intrigued by the idea of getting early playing time at UCLA.

"They said they need speed on the field," Flournoy said of the Bruins. "They don't really have that deep threat and that's what I would fill.

"At UCLA, the main thing that they have is that they can say that I can play earlier than I would at USC, which we really don't know because USC says that every freshman gets a chance to show what he has."

So what role would he play at USC?

"They want me where Damian Williams and Ronald Johnson are right now because I play that same speed receiver position," Flournoy explained.

Flournoy, who was being recruited by former USC offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, was pleased to see wide receivers coach John Morton get the promotion.

"I have had a meeting with the receiver coach that is going to move to offensive coordinator," Flournoy said. "It helped out a lot."

Stay tuned to SCPlaybook.com for more news on Devon Flournoy following his official visit to USC on Jan. 16th.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions you can reach Kevin Carden at kevin@scplaybook.com


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