York makes decision

Fullerton RB Kelvin York (5-11, 225) got the offer he was looking for Monday night when he spoke to USC assistant Ed Orgeron. After a few pleasantries, the Trojan coach told the talented big back he had an offer and shortly thereafter, York made his decision known...

"I just committed to USC," an excited York told JCFootball.com. "Coach Orgeron told me I had an offer and I committed to him on the spot.

"He said they watched my film tonight and they like the way I run downhill and how I'm a big back that can take it the distance."

York already had offers from Mississippi and Louisiana Tech until last week when BYU offered as well. However, when USC offered, York said he knew it was the place for him.

"USC was one of my favorites going into things," York said. "When they finally offered, I knew I needed to make my decision and I'm really happy about it."

As a freshman last season, York rushed for over 1,400 yards and 17 touchdowns using his size, quickness and outstanding vision to keep the chains moving.

"My job is to make it easier on my offense," York said. "I like running in-between the tackles and making plays, taking it the distance.

"I love taking the will of the defense and just pounding them. After you do that enough, you start getting big plays and then it really starts to roll."

York prepped at Dutchtown (Geismar, La.) and got some attention from some SEC and ACC schools, but opted to sign with Texas Southern.

"After spending a semester there, I knew I wanted to try and play at the highest level I could," York told JCFootball.com. "I just didn't feel like it was the place for me, so I started looking around and I felt like coming out to California, to play the best JC ball out there, was the best situation for me and because I loved USC and figured that playing in Southern California would give me a better shot at playing there.

"I came out and so far things have worked out and now I just have to build on things and show people I can get it done no matter what obstacles I have in front of me."

York is on pace to finish his AA in May of 2012 and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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