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Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea athlete Taylor Mays took his final unofficial visit this past weekend to USC and said he now knows what college he'll be attending among the Trojans, Washington and Michigan. An announcement could come at any time this week.
"I flew out there Friday night and then headed over to USC on Saturday," Mays said. "I watched the team practice in the morning and then had lunch with the players in the afternoon. After lunch, I watched film with the defensive backs and got a good idea of how I would fit in if I was there.
"The way USC plays their safeties, the strong and the free are very similar and I think I would fit in well at either spot. After the film work, I went out watched the team practice again in the afternoon and them my dad and I went home later that night. It was a lot of fun watching the team workout. The intensity the team plays with and the pace of the practices is crazy. There is so much enthusiasm there and I really had a good time watching them.
"Right now, I'm down to USC, Washington and Michigan and I pretty much know where I'm going. I've already told my parents, we've talked about it but I'm not 100% with it yet so I'm just going to sleep on it for a night or two before I tell any of the coaches. I'm not the kind of guy to have a big press conference or anything like that. Once I know, I'll tell the coaches from my final three what I'm doing and then I'll go public with the announcement. Basically, that could be any time this week."
Mays, 6-3, 220 pound is the top rated player in the west region and one of the nation's top safeties. He's a two time state champion in the 100 and 200m and was the MVP of the NorCal Nike camp.
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