Tyler Luatua is a 2014 tight end from La Mirada, Calif., who's been picking up major offers throughout this off-season and another big one came on Monday.
USC offered the 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect after Luatua camped there this weekend and he said the Trojans will definitely be considered as his recruitment continues.
"I went to their camp (Sunday) and they called me to go to their camp," Luatua said.
"I went with Kevin (Dillman) and they called and said they really liked me and coach (Lane) Kiffin offered me a scholarship. Their tight ends coach said he really liked me, too. I think I did all right. I did well during the one-on-ones."
USC is a huge offer for Luatua, who said he's definitely thrilled about it because the Trojans are close to home and it's an elite program.
Since Luatua hasn't even started his junior year, though, the La Mirada standout said he wants to remain patient with the recruiting process. Luatua said the USC coaching staff has not pushed for a commitment this early.
"I'm really excited about the offer," Luatua said. "I won't be sure until my junior year so I'm not going to make a decision yet.
"That is a factor that it's close to home. Plus, it's a really good program. They didn't say anything about committing. They just offered."
Luatua has an outstanding offer list with USC, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Colorado, Florida State, Miami, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington State already on board.
His brother, Isaac, plays for the Crimson Tide and Luatua said that could play a factor in his decision-making process.