Austin Maloata might be taking other official visits but the Corona (Calif.) Centennial standout said he's not backing away from his USC pledge.
And he doesn't plan to at all.
Maloata, a three-star defensive end, was at the UCLA-USC game this past weekend with his family and he said he loved the environment. Something else that reinforces his commitment is that teammate and friend Viane Talamaivao recently flipped his commitment from Alabama to USC.
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More trips are planned but Maloata said he's all about USC right now.
"I was there with my family," Maloata said. "It was great. We got to go and visit for the game. We all enjoyed it even though USC didn't come out with the win. Everything is still the same, nothing has changed. I still plan to go there and play there next year.
"It's still the same. I'm just glad (Talamaivao) is coming there and everything. It's great to know that he's coming to USC to compete, too, and we can spend the next four years there. Hopefully, we can keep on playing and make it to the pros."
There were whispers that after Maloata visited Washington State recently he would flip but the three-star said that is definitely not true. He loved his visit but won't back off his USC pledge.
The Corona Centennial recruit plans to officially visit UCLA this weekend and then head to Arizona State soon. His trip to USC is planned for mid-January.
"People are saying I am going to de-commit and go to Washington State but I want to spread the word that the trip to Washington State was nice and it was great but I'm going to stay with SC and sign with them on signing day," Maloata said.
"As of now, it's Fight On all the way."