Beau Bisharat has endured a long off-season of camps. After he tweaked his back during a workout recently, things got even tougher.
But the 2016 athlete from Carmichael (Calif.) Jesuit attended the USC camp last week and said he had an enjoyable experience working out at running back and linebacker.
The Trojans have not offered but Bisharat said the coaching staff is definitely showing some early love in his recruitment.
"It went well," Bisharat said. "I only practiced one day just because my back has been bothering me. I was dead lifting and I got a little muscle strain in my back so I only practiced one day there but it went well.
"I'm kind of coming toward the end of the camp run. I'm kind of getting camped out a little bit. It was pretty good at USC. I wasn't feeling too good because of my back but it went well."
Bisharat, a 6-foot-3, 203-pound prospect who has the athleticism to play offense or defense, said the USC camp was different than others he's attended but it was still something good to see. The Trojans saw him in action and he got a feel for the new coaching staff.
"It's kind of different down there," Bisharat said. "It's USC so it's USC. They have their way of doing everything. I like it. It's cool but it's been pretty different than other places I've been to."
Days after attending the USC camp, Bisharat took an unofficial visit to Cal and the Golden Bears offered. They join Colorado and Washington State on the early offer list.
The 2016 prospect from Northern California said at least one other Pac-12 program could be close to offering as well.
"It's a little early to tell," Bisharat said. "I think Oregon State might offer. They like my big body frame and the way I run the ball so I think they might offer. There are a lot of schools that are really on the border. It's a little early but I could get other ones.
"I'm getting some love from (USC). Not a whole lot but I am getting some from them."