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Five-star schedules USC trip

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Andrus Peat has been to USC before and the five-star offensive tackle from Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol plans to return for an official visit in January before making his commitment.
Peat, a 6-foot-7, 305-pound prospect, said he'll take his official visit to USC in mid-January and could schedule others as well. He has already visited Stanford and plans to be at Nebraska during the Thanksgiving weekend.
"I'm planning on going (to USC) January 13 which is when all their big recruits and commits go," Peat said. "I probably won't make a decision until signing day so I might take a couple later visits along with USC."
Rivals.com rates Peat as the third-best offensive tackle in the 2012 class behind D.J. Humphries and John Theus, No. 18 overall and first in the Arizona state rankings.
USC has been actively recruiting Peat for a long time and the five-star said he's especially intrigued by the Trojans because of the program's history and their need for more offensive linemen.
Peat's brother, Todd, is a freshman defensive tackle at Nebraska and the Huskers are being strongly considered although he's said the family connection won't play a major factor in his recruitment.
Notre Dame, Texas, Florida State and Florida are the other programs Peat said he was strongly considering last month and he's also interested in hearing more from LSU.
Peat has a good idea what USC has to offer already but the Corona Del Sol standout wants to get an even closer look by taking an official visit where he could spend more time on campus.
"I like the tradition at USC and how they produce great offensive linemen," Peat said.
"They have a lot of young talent but really need offensive linemen for next year so I think I could play early if I go there. Also it is pretty close to home."
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