Telfer: '110 percent committed to USC'

It has been a busy week for the new USC coaching staff, meeting with the local media on Wednesday, holding their first team meeting on Friday and then a big recruiting weekend that was their first opportunity to meet with several members of the 2010 recruiting class, including four-star tight end Randall Telfer.

It has been a busy week for the new USC coaching staff, meeting with the local media on Wednesday, holding their first team meeting on Friday and then a big recruiting weekend that was their first opportunity to meet with several members of the 2010 recruiting class, including four-star tight end Randall Telfer.

Telfer, who committed to USC back in April, was anxious to get on campus this weekend and came away very impressed after meeting Lane Kiffin and his staff in person.

"Overall, it was a good visit. I really enjoyed it a lot. USC is like my home away from home, so I got to see a lot of people that I know," Telfer said. "First impressions of Coach Kiffin and Orgeron were pretty good. I really liked Coach Orgeron a lot. He's a really high-energy guy and that's what I like in a coach."

So how does Lane Kiffin differ from former USC head coach Pete Carroll?

‘I can tell that Coach Lane Kiffin is more of a chill, laidback guy. He isn't as high-energy, at least now, as Coach Carroll," Telfer explained. "It's not a bad attribute but it's just different."

While the two coaches have different approaches, Telfer said he still feels right at home at USC and his official visit solidified his commitment to the Trojans.

"It seemed like everyone meshed really well. The parents got to talk with the other parents, coaches and the current players. It's all like a big family now so it was really good.

"I am absolutely 110 percent committed to USC. I am not in any contact with any other schools. I am just waiting for that day that I sign the papers."

The 6-4, 223-pound tight end was hosted by USC junior wide receiver David Ausberry, another big pass catcher.

"He's a great guy. I was expecting to get a long snapper or a freshman or something like that, but he was a real cool, laidback guy. He told me that anytime I need anything or just want to talk, just call him up. He said he is there for me in my time at USC and even after that.

"I was also talking with DeVon Flournoy too and he is a hilarious guy. I got to talk to him a lot and we got to know each other really well."

He also got an opportunity to sit down with Xavier Grimble and Brennan Carroll to discuss how the two tight ends will be used in USC's offense.

"We went into position meetings and me and Xavier Grimble sat down with Brennan Carroll and went over game film," said Telfer, who will be used as an H-back. "He told us exactly which positions we would be playing and how we would be used."

While the visit consisted of mostly USC commits, there were three uncommitted players that made the trip to USC, and Telfer said they all looked like they enjoyed their time on campus.

"I really do think that they had a good trip. I think that they are all leaning towards USC now," Telfer said. "I mean Nduka (Onyeali) is committed to Arizona State but after this trip he might think twice. I know Sean Parker had a really good time and Hayes Pullard had a really good time too."


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