Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea defensive back Taylor Mays took an unofficial visit to USC last week and things looked very good for the Trojans following his visit. After deciding to take one more visit to nearby Washington however, some wondered if the Huskies were the ones in the driver's seat.
As it turns out, USC was the big winner beating out the Huskies and Michigan for one of the nation's most sought after players.
"Just the environment there at USC, that was the biggest thing," Mays said. "I want to win and I just feel of all the schools, USC gives me the best chance of winning and competing for a championship.
"I felt so comfortable there at USC and that was big too. I got along well with all the players and coaches and just felt the family atmosphere they have there. I know they have a lot of talent but I'm not afraid of competing with anyone. I think I'll fit in well there both on the field and off and I'm excited about my decision."
Following his visit to USC, Mays told us a week ago that he knew what he wanted to do. He still decided to take a recent unofficial visit with his family to Washington giving Husky fans reason for hope.
"I just wanted to be sure," Mays said. "I grew up a Husky fan and my parents all went there but I didn't want to let that factor in to the decision. I wanted to pick a school that was best for me and for me, that was USC."