Deontay Burnett has been spending a lot of time at USC in recent weeks as the Gardena (Calif.) Serra wide receiver is working toward an offer.
The three-star prospect was in the shadows in his junior season because Serra was absolutely loaded on offense but he's proven this off-season he is a talented player who could play elite football.
Burnett hopes USC agrees.
The 5-foot-11, 159-pound prospect who looked good at the recent B2G Elite Camp said he had a strong showing at the USC Rising Stars Camp earlier this week and he's developing a good relationship with assistant coach Tee Martin.
"I went (to Rising Stars) and it was a great time," Burnett said. "The coaches showed me a lot of love and they really like me and I had one of my best performances."
So far, Burnett has been offered by Colorado State, Miami, Utah and Washington State and he said Arizona along with some other Pac-12 schools have been showing interest.
Last week, the Serra receiver spent time at USC again for its lineman camp along with five-star teammates Rasheem Green and John Houston.
Burnett has kept in close touch with Martin and gets the sense the Trojans are definitely interested in pursuing him. Whether the Rising Stars camp performance was enough for an offer or he'll have to wait into his senior season is unknown but the three-star said he's hopeful USC comes through soon.
"They just wanted to see me at the Rising Stars camp and they might be close to offering me," Burnett said. "They have to get it through (coach Steve Sarkisian).
"I'm actually looking forward to it because USC could play a big role in my recruitment. It would take a lot of thought (if USC offered)."