One of the main things that stood out to Nico Falah during his visit to the USC junior day was the coaching staff since he hit it off with assistant coaches James Cregg and Ed Orgeron.
The Trojans did not offer and the coaches said they'd like to see the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman at summer camp but Falah said he had a great visit and USC is definitely high on his list.
"It was really fun there," Falah said. "It was a good experience for me to meet the coaches, tour the campus and overall it was a really good day.
"Coach Cregg and coach Orgeron talked to me for a little bit. I can see why people like them. They're really cool and they actually want to get to know the players and stuff. They're like good friends while they're your coach.
"They said they like me a lot on film and they want me to come to camp during the summertime and after that they'll probably consider offering me."
USC, UCLA and Oregon have emerged as the three favorites for Falah, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect who lists offers from Arizona, Oregon State, San Jose State, UCLA and Utah State. Rivals.com rates him No. 216 in the early 2013 rankings.
An offer from USC would be huge for Falah, who's very quick, athletic and tough along the offensive line. A good showing at the USC summer camp could help him move higher on the Trojans' board.
If an offer does come, Falah said it would definitely be something to seriously consider as his recruitment continues.
"That would mean a lot especially coming from USC, one of the top programs in the country," Falah said. "That would mean a lot to me."