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Major Pac-12 offer for Redfield

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USC has received a commitment from three-star fullback Jahleel Pinner out of Mission Viejo, Calif., this recruiting cycle and the Trojans have offered one of its top players in the 2013 class in safety Max Redfield.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior said he talked with assistant coach Ed Orgeron on Monday and USC has now offered him along with SMU.
"Jahleel told me to call coach O and I called him and he pretty much just came forth with the offer," Redfield said.
"It's huge. It's really exciting. I couldn't be happier. My family is happy for me. Even Jahleel said he's really happy for me so it's really exciting."
USC has always been one of the favorites for Redfield, who performed well on both sides of the ball at Mission Viejo this season, but the 2013 recruit said he's thinking about holding off on committing at least for now.
Many other programs are getting involved with him and Redfield, one of the top juniors in Southern California, said he wants to see if others offer before making his decision.
The Trojans definitely have to be considered a frontrunner though.
"As far as waiting it out I want to see what other offers I get and seeing some schools and I just want to ride out the process a little bit," Redfield said.
"I've watched (USC) for a long time and it's a great school for football and it's definitely been on the top of my list for a while."
Colorado, Oregon, Arizona State, Nebraska, Georgia, Boston College and Iowa State are some of the other programs who are interested in Redfield and now that USC has offered things could get even busier for the Mission Viejo standout.
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