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Falah talks USC pledge

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When Nico Falah said recently that "Oregon was back in it," his comments were misunderstood.
The Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco said Sunday he did not mean the Ducks were being seriously considered in his recruitment but that they were recruiting him once again.
"I meant they were back in recruiting me," Falah said. "I didn't mean they were really back in with my choices. I'm still with SC and I don't think that's going to change."
Falah has been committed to USC since July 11 and the four-star offensive tackle said he doesn't intend to back off that pledge no matter what happens.
The 6-foot-4, 267-pound standout took another unofficial visit to USC on Saturday night for its game against Notre Dame and Falah said it was a great experience even though Notre Dame won.
"It was a fun time," Falah said. "I was hanging out with the usual group like Chris Hawkins and those guys. They put us in the same seats. It was a good game, I checked out College Gameday and it was unfortunate they lost.
"The goal-line stand was crazy. They had like five plays from the five-yard line and couldn't get it."
Rated as the No. 16 offensive tackle and the No. 172 prospect in the 2013 class, Falah made it clear his commitment is firm.
"I'm still solid to SC," Falah said. "I don't think that's going to change. The Oregon trip was a good experience for me but I think I'm going to stay in California and stick with USC."
Even if USC has coaching changes, that won't influence Falah, rated as the No. 21 prospect in the California state rankings. For the St. John Bosco recruit there is more to like about USC than just the coaching staff.
"I don't think that would affect me," Falah said. "I went there for the school so whichever coaches are there it's not going to influence me."
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