In the end, Inglewood (Calif.) Redondo Union three-star standout Kevin Ellison had to follow his heart, but it’s a good thing that his heart also agreed with his head.
The 6-foot, 214-pounder decided to go ahead and end the recruiting process when he committed to the USC Trojans earlier today. Ellison picked the Trojans over Oregon State, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon and Washington, but in the end it was down to SC and OSU.
When he started to look at positives and negatives about each school the Trojans, he said, came out clearly ahead.
“I talked about the decision with both of my older brothers, including Keith, who is at Oregon State,” Ellison said. “They just told me to follow my heart, and my heart was at USC. The two schools were very equal, but you can’t beat playing for a national championship team that’s close to home and offers early playing time.”
Ellison explained further why the Trojans were his pick.
“USC is brining me in as a safety, and they only have three safeties coming back including one senior, and Darnell Bing will be a junior and he could leave early,” Ellison said. “That put USC at the top. Oregon State wanted me at linebacker, but I’m more comfortable at safety.”