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Defensive end picks up USC offer

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DeVante Wilson has been offered by Southern Cal and the Trojans move way up for the Corona, Calif., defensive end but he still plans to take some visits and won't commit right away.
Even though Wilson, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect, didn't commit immediately isn't necessarily a bad sign for USC. He still likes the Trojans a lot and they have to be considered one of the frontrunners now that they've offered.
"It's really big," Wilson said. "I'm not going to commit right away. I'm still going to take my visits and everything but they're definitely in my top three."
Wilson has already visited Arizona and was impressed with that trip and he still plans to take a trip to Nebraska next weekend when the Huskers host Texas.
A trip to the USC-Notre Dame is also planned and Wilson said he hasn't decided if he'll use his other two visits.
Last weekend, Wilson attended the USC-Washington game on an unofficial visit and said he got the sense that the Trojans were close to offering after talking to assistant coach James Cregg.
In the past few days, the USC coaching staff had a chance to review his film and now the offer is out there.
Wilson said he talked with USC coach Lane Kiffin Friday night after Corona's 48-17 victory over Riverside (Calif.) JW North.
"This week the coach that recruits me, coach Cregg, he said they had a chance to watch my film and he said Kiffin loved it," Wilson said.
"That gave me a sense (they would offer). I talked to him after the game last night, coach Kiffin, and he told me. He was saying that I can really help them with my speed at d-end and he wants me."
Colorado State, Duke, New Mexico, San Jose State, Utah, Washington, Washington State and Colorado have also offered Wilson, rated No. 18 at weak-side defensive end and No. 39 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
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