MISSION HILLS, Calif. - Steven Mitchell is hoping to impress the USC coaches enough at summer camp to earn an offer and if the Trojans come through they could be tough to beat in his recruitment.
"That would be big," Mitchell said. "I grew up a USC fan and it's 10 minutes away from my house. My family would be proud of me and I would like it a lot.
"The coaches said they like my film a lot and all they have to do now is see me perform in person. I'm going to try to do that at the camp."
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The USC summer camp is crucial to Mitchell, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound four-star receiver from Mission Hills Bishop Alemany who's rated seventh at his position and No. 52 overall in the 2013 class.
If the Trojans offer after camp Mitchell said it would definitely give him something to seriously consider.
"There is going to be a lot of competition there," Mitchell said. "There are a couple corners that are going to be good. We're all friends so it should be a big competitive day and I'm really looking forward to it."
Mitchell already has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Cal, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, SMU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
He's really hoping USC and Oregon offer this off-season because those two Pac-12 schools would probably jump to the top of his list.
As it stands now, Mitchell said it's too early to name frontrunners.
"I'm going to start narrowing my list," Mitchell said. "USC is one of my top schools right now. Hopefully I get offered by them. I really, really like Oregon and they run the same offense as we do. Those are the two main schools.
"It's really tough. I like all the schools right now. They've all said good things about their schools and I like them all right now."