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Okereke takes trip to USC

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Bobby Okereke had never been to a USC game before in his life. He picked one of the most exciting in recent memory to attend last weekend.
The Tustin (Calif.) Foothill three-star linebacker - who has been committed to Stanford since early August - was at the Stanford-USC game last weekend and he said it was definitely a memorable experience.
His decision basically came down to those two schools and while he remains firmly committed to Stanford he said USC is still trying to make a push in his recruitment.
"I hadn't been to a USC game before and Stanford was the projected biggest opponent they've played so far," Okereke said. "It was actually pretty impressive watching them beat Stanford. That was my first USC game ver.
"They definitely treated me well when I came in. Watching them play, I like their style of offense and they play tough defense. Stanford put up a good fight too but I think Stanford made too many mistakes and that's why they ended up losing."
After Okereke made his decision in August and following USC's firing of Lane Kiffin, Okereke said the Trojans backed off a little but their recruitment of him is back on in a big way.
The Tustin Foothill standout said his commitment still stands but he's considering another trip to USC for its game against UCLA later this month.
"When they had the whole head coaching change it kind of stopped for a little so they could get focused but I've been in contact with coach (Ed) Orgeron and their director of player personnel so I think I might be coming down to their next game so we'll see how that goes," Okereke said.
"I'm still really solid but it's an experience I wanted to take and it definitely left an impression on me."
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