USC is off to one of their fastest starts in recruiting in recent memory for the class of 2009. In years past, the Trojans were content to hold off on offering players too early and rarely took a public commitment from them but that has definitely changed this year.
The Trojans have already racked up eight commitments for the class of 2009, all from California and all are big time prospects. At their recent Junior Day, the Trojans offered Compton (Calif.) junior Chris Metcalf and the talented linebacker is giving serious thought to jumping on it.
"He's very excited about the offer, I can tell you that much," Compton coach Calvin Bryant said. "He's very excited about it and I wouldn't be surprised at all if he jumps on it real soon here.
"Ever since he got the offer, he has been walking around with a big smile on his face. He really likes USC a lot and is very aware of the class they already are assembling for '09. I think he knows if he waits too long, even though it's only February, that spot might not be there forever.
"Colorado has offered as well but USC is definitely his top school. He had a good time at Junior Day, he likes the idea of staying close to home I think so something could happen with Chris fairly soon."
Metcalf, 6-2, 190 pounds is an early member of the Rivals 100 and will be one of the top 'backers in the West next fall. He played both safety and linebacker a year ago totaling 56 tackles to earn all-area honors.