USC offers St. Bonaventure offensive lineman

After the USC Linemen Camp, Giovanni Di Poalo (6-4, 255, 5.0) from St. Bonaventure High in Ventura appeared to be one of the offensive linemen USC's offensive line coach Pat Ruel spent a lot of time with and had high interest in. Di Poalo is one of the top linemen on the West Coast this year.

Two days ago USC phoned the coaches at St. Bonaventure and informed them they were offering Di Poalo a scholarship.

"I'm excited about the offer, but it's kind of messed up my thinking about recruiting," said Di Poalo about the USC offer he received two days ago. "We were seriously considering committing to Stanford, and then USC offered. So, now I am kind of going back and forth. Stanford wanted us to commit early and we were seriously considering doing that, but with USC now in the mix, we're going to wait until admissions and then make plans from there. We're just trying to figure things out right now."

We asked Di Poalo why he had serious interest in the Trojans?

"USC is the best in the business right now and have been for a while, and I don‘t see that changing anytime soon," said Di Poalo. "And it's a great school and it's close to home."

And USC has an offensive line coach who could be the best in the business in Pat Ruel.

"A lot of people believe he's the best offensive line coach in college football right now," said Di Poalo about Coach Ruel. "That's definitely believable, you want to do good around him and players want to be around coaches like him."

Di Poalo said he will take an unofficial visit to USC in the fall and attend a fall practice. Top Stories