Could the Trojans offer Victor Burnett?

Victor Burnett from Culver City, Calif., attended the USC/Washington State game on Sept. 26 and was in the locker room after the game talking to Jethro Franklin, who was Burnett's father's host when his father took an official visit to Fresno State. We spoke to Burnett by phone the next day and at that time, he believed there was a good chance the Trojans could offer him a scholarship.

But it's been more than two months since then and he still doesn't have an offer from USC, despite the Trojans needing to sign three to four linebackers in the 2010 class.

"I still talk to Ken Norton and Coach Franklin all the time, but I don't see USC offering at this point," said the Culver City middle linebacker. "If they (USC) did offer, it would be a huge factor if they did, but right now I'm focused on what I do have and not what I could have.

"I'm not sure what I have to do to get an offer from USC. They asked me to come to their camp, I did that and stood out. I gave them my senior highlight tape and they were extremely impressed, so I don't know what the wait is, really."

Burnett's main focus is on his football team and the Centaurs are 7-1, with their only loss to No. 1 ranked Crenshaw. Up next for Culver City is Hawthorne and the final regular season contest is against Beverly Hills and Greg Townsend Jr. And this weekend Burnett is heading to Tucson for an official visit to Arizona.

He officially visited Washington on Sept. 5 when the Huskies played LSU and last weekend Burnett was in Norman, Okla., for an official visit to Oklahoma. We asked Burnett, who told us Washington is ahead of the other schools he's interested in, how his experience was at Oklahoma?

"Ummm, the visit to Oklahoma was real fun," said Burnett. "I got to see their campus and how convenient it is, I got to see how they practice, prepare for games and how everybody takes their football seriously in that region."

Although he was originally scheduled to visit Nebraska on Nov. 20 and West Virginia Nov. 27, those visits are on hold for now.

"The visits to Nebraska and West Virginia have been changed," Burnett said. "I'm not sure if I'm still going to visit West Virginia and Nebraska because they didn't officially set the dates I had planned on visiting. So, there's some room to change. The schools that could replace Nebraska and West Virginia are Oregon State, Arizona State and possibly Washington State." will talk to Victor Burnett after his official visit to Arizona. Top Stories