Su'a Cravens said at a recent 7on7 tournament that he planned to take a couple Big Ten trips before making his decision on June 6 but finals took precedent over visiting schools so the five-star did not go.
That means the top-rated safety and eighth-best prospect in the 2013 class by Rivals.com does not plan to visit Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska before making his commitment next week.
Those three programs along with USC and UCLA are the finalists. USC is considered the frontrunner - many believe by a wide margin - but Cravens and his family are not giving away many other hints leading up to decision day.
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"Su'a's grades take priority over recruiting," said his father, Kevin Cravens. "Visits would not have been a big factor in Su'a's choice.
"He is not going to make a decision off emotions from a "fun trip." He is going to make his decision with a level head and an understanding of what is best for him in the long run. Whatever school he chooses, we will back him 100 percent."
Cravens, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound prospect, said at the Passing Down SoCal Elite 7on7 tournament at Fullerton College that he planned to visit two of the three Midwest schools under consideration but wouldn't divulge which one would be left out.
The plan was in place to take those trips but then finals at Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta made those visits not possible.
So Cravens still expects to announce his commitment on June 6 and the Trojans could be in for another huge commitment.
If Cravens picks USC, the Pac-12 powerhouse would have landed three five-stars already with quarterback Max Browne and defensive end Kenny Bigelow already on the commitment list.
In his junior season, Cravens finished with 100 tackles, 11 sacks and three interceptions playing safety and outside linebacker. He also rushed for 673 yards and 15 touchdowns and caught 20 passes for 339 yards and four scores.