February 15, 2011

USC goes to Glenville again

It took USC plenty of time to land a commitment from a top prospect at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

With the Trojans finally making their breakthrough, they plan on continuing to target the school's best players.

Aundrey Walker put USC on the board for the Tarblooders. Now, the Trojans are after Cleveland (Ohio) cornerback Devan Bogard.

"They offered me about three or four weeks ago," Bogard said. "I spoke with Lane Kiffin on the phone when I was with my coach. I haven't talked to him since they offered me."

Bogard heard that USC was interested in him from both his coach and Walker. But the offer itself proved the Trojans' interest extended beyond just talk.

"It was surprising," Bogard said. "I never thought that USC would recruit me. My coach always told me that they were recruiting me, but I didn't think it would get this far."

Walker hasn't missed many opportunities to talk up his new school to Bogard.

"He told me about his official visit and how it's a family atmosphere," Bogard said. "He says it's great."

Unlike Walker, Bogard was unsure of whether he could adapt to living in an unfamiliar part of the country.

"I like USC, but it's a different place and environment to live in," Bogard said. "I'm not sure how I feel about that."

With schools still calling him, Bogard is holding off before naming any favorites. He said he was in no rush to make his decision, either.

"I don't have any favorites right now," Bogard said. "I'll just look at wherever I fit in. I plan on taking my official visits and then signing on signing day."

USCfootball.com will keep you updated on Bogard's recruitment throughout the year.

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