Nico Falah did not get an offer at the recent USC junior day but he was fine with that because the four-star offensive tackle from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco hadn't planned to make an early decision.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect continued talking to the USC coaching staff and as the Trojans sprinkled offers across the country on Wednesday, Falah landed his offer and it is definitely a big one.
"At the junior day they said it's a long process so don't get disappointed if I don't get offered really soon but it actually came a little early so it's good for me," Falah said.
"It's very cool. I'm the first California lineman to get offered and it's really a big thing for me. It's really good for me."
Falah, rated as the No. 27 offensive tackle and No. 216 prospect in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, said he talked with USC assistant coaches Marvin Sanders and James Cregg and finally coach Lane Kiffin on Wednesday. Kiffin was the one who offered and Falah said he was thrilled to hear the news.
"It's huge," Falah said.
"They're probably going to compete for national championships the next couple years so that's a big thing for me that I could possibly be a part of that."
Even with the new offer, Falah said he doesn't plan to commit anytime soon. The four-star still wants to play out the recruiting process a little longer.
The St. John Bosco standout plans to visit USC next week for spring practice and take his time with the process.
"I'm not going to commit early," Falah said. "I still want to stay open to everything. I still don't know where I want to go yet and I'm just going to be patient now. I'm not going to commit yet. I still want to take it slow."
In total, Falah now has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Florida, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Utah State and Washington State.