Addison Bachman recently took an unofficial visit to Southern Cal with Glendora (Calif.) Citrus C.C. teammate Jason Peacock and like many other schools the Trojans said they'll keep an eye on Bachman but aren't prepared to offer.
Bachman, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound prospect, is moving to center but mainly has film at offensive guard so many coaches have told him they'd like to see some game tapes from this season before sending out offers.
Even though Southern Cal didn't offer, Bachman said he has a good feeling after visiting with the coaching staff and that he and Peacock, a 6-foot-5, 325-pound offensive tackle, are expecting USC to follow their progress throughout the fall.
"It went really good," Bachman said of the USC visit. "It was just an unofficial and we got a little tour guide and we went around and checked out the school and just hung out and talked some football, what they're looking for and what they're trying to achieve. They did say we're being heavily recruited so we're really excited about it.
"With the sanctions, even if I was to be offered and I took it, this would be the first year of sanctions and then next year would be my first year and then my senior year I'd be ready to play in a bowl game.
"The sanctions don't really bother me so I didn't ask too many questions about them. It seems like they're trying to work past it and they seem pretty confident."
Arizona and Houston have already offered Bachman, who spent time at Chaffey College as well but then injured his shoulder and landed at Citrus. He has also taken an unofficial visit to UCLA and is also starting to hear from UTEP but mainly is just waiting for his season to start so coaches can see him play center.
Louisville and Kansas State have also been mentioned by Bachman in recent interviews. There are plans for Bachman and Peacock to visit Houston the weekend of Sept. 10 when it hosts UTEP. That trip allows the two Citrus College offensive linemen to see two of the schools recruiting them in the same weekend.
Around that time, Bachman is hoping he's closer to more offers.
"All my tapes are as a guard and I have a couple series at center," Bachman said. "The series I do have are pretty good, they like me, but most schools just need to see me play and that's going to be the deciding factor. (USC) did say they'll be at one of our games and when they're there they'll see what I can do."