Isaac Garcia is originally from Fontana, Calif., so he's well-versed on USC football. When the Trojans offered him on Monday night it was definitely a big deal and something he will seriously consider as his recruitment continues.
"Getting an offer like that from my hometown and then coming to Washington, it's amazing and exciting," Garcia said. "It's a dream come true basically.
"I did know those coaches. They heavily recruited me at Washington when they were up here and I've always had contact with them. I took an unofficial visit there and it went really, really well.
"I took an unofficial to USC while they were there with Henry Roberts. I've been in contact with them and it's just a great bond. It's an amazing offer."
Garcia is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound four-star prospect in the 2016 class from Bellevue, Wash., who now has offers from USC and Washington State.
He said Arizona State, Oregon and Michigan are showing more interest. USC has talked about using him at H-back, outside linebacker or defensive end and Garcia said he's open to anything.
There is definitely interest in the USC program especially since he's originally from the Los Angeles area.
"I'm very familiar with them," Garcia said. "I used to just wander around the campus looking at everything and I know the football team really well.
"It's a pretty big offer. It's amazing. USC is such a great school not just football-wise but also academically. So many kids get declined to go to that school so for me to have a full-ride scholarship there it's just unreal.
"They're doing great. (Steve Sarkisian) is a great coach. What he did at Washington and what (Justin) Wilcox did with the defense I think it's great. They know how to win. I like the way Sark coaches."
But it's still a little early. Garcia has not even started his junior season yet so the four-star does not plan to rush a decision at this point.
"I'm not considering it yet," Garcia said. "It's kind of early. I'm focused on everyone and I want to make sure it's the right fit for me."