The 6-foot-3, 195-pound safety, who recorded 87 sacks, 3 interceptions and a quarterback sack in his junior season, recently got a call from the USC coaching staff and was surprised to learn that he was being offered a scholarship by the top program on the West Coast.
"USC was a surprise to me because I thought I was going to have to go down to their camp before they even thought about offering," Flowers said. "They told me that they had been watching film and evaluating me and Coach Carroll wanted to offer me.
"I then talked to Coach Carroll and he offered me as a safety."
Flowers said he was excited to get an offer from USC, a school that has two players from Arizona that he has great respect for in Griffen and Kennard.
"It was a pretty good honor," Flowers said. "Devon Kennard and Everson Griffen were offered by USC, so for me to be up there with them, I was pretty excited about that.
"Growing up my freshman year watching Everson play, he was awesome, so it feels great. I couldn't ask for more."
Flowers also took notice of the Trojans' success during this year's NFL Draft, which resulted in eleven players being chosen.
"Without even really looking into it we know that USC's second string gets drafted into the NFL," he said. "It definitely plays a big part."
"I haven't sat down and checked all the schools out yet," he explained.
He said that Washington and Arizona State are the two schools that have been recruiting him the hardest.
"At Washington, they are telling me that I have a chance to start as a freshman," Flowers said. "They are saying that they are very weak at the safety position.
"At ASU, I like because it's close to home, I like Coach Erickson and I like the way that their defense flies around."
Flowers will have a very busy summer as he plans to attend camps at USC, Arizona, Arizona State and California.
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