Florida defensive end commitment D'Angelo McCray of Jacksonville (Fla.) Andrew Jackson, a pre-evaluation Rivals100 selection, recently picked up a scholarship offer from one of the most successful programs in the country during this decade.
"USC offered," McCray said. "I talked to (Trojans head coach) Pete Carroll the other day and he offered me. My recruiting coach (Pat Ruel) said when he visited my school that I already had an offer, but that usually the head coach will let you know officially."
So how did the 6-foot-5, 265-pound McCray feel about the offer from Southern Cal?
"It's like the icing on the cake," he said. "I thought they only recruited prima donnas. I mean, I'm pretty good, but there are other players out there, too."
McCray remains a Florida commitment. He does plan, however, to take an official visit to Los Angeles and to give USC some consideration.
"I am just sort of interested in it," he said. "Just want to check out what they have to offer. I am still committed (to Florida) right now. I will call (Gators head coach) Urban Meyer and let him know if anything changes with that.
"I got two visits already set up for the fall. Notre Dame wanted me to come, but I haven't heard from them in a while, so I am definitely going to take the USC visit."
McCray said that the Trojans coaches have been selling him on the program, but haven't applied too much pressure.
"They just came by the school and asked if I had any interest in them," he said. "I have always been interested, but I hadn't heard much (from USC) until a couple of weeks ago.
"They said that they understood that I was committed to Florida and that they respected that decision. They said they weren't going to bad mouth any school. But they told me they were going to recruit me hard."
Southern California is recruiting McCray as a defensive end.
McCray, who will attend the Gainesville NIKE Camp on Saturday at the University of Florida, had 26 tackles for loss and 13 sacks his junior season. His high school team will face First Coast on Thursday in their spring scrimmage.