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Pickett pleased with USC visit

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Adarius Pickett listened intently during his USC junior day visit last weekend, heard about the academics and the football team and liked everything about it.
The four-star cornerback from El Cerrito, Calif., did not receive an offer but USC is recruiting him and Pickett said he's definitely going to keep the Trojans on his list.
"They have great academics there," Pickett said. "Instead of three units they give out four so each class is four units so you can definitely graduate in four years. Football players are always in summer school so basically you're working even faster so that's really, really good.
"It's a really good school academically and we also got to check out the locker rooms. Those were really nice. The football facility was really nice so it's all good up there."
The 5-foot-11, 176-pound recruit said he had a talk with new USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, who will also coach defensive backs, and the message was that the Trojans want to see Pickett at summer camp.
An offer would have been great but the four-star cornerback said he's willing to show the coaches in person what he can do.
"I talked to the defensive coordinator who's also the defensive backs coach," Pickett said. "He seems like a really nice coach and a really good coach.
"They were just telling a bunch of people down here they want to see us come to their camp in the summer. They want us to come and camp so I'm fine with that.
"Of course they're going to stay on the radar. They're recruiting me and as long as they're recruiting me I'm going to look at them. I'm just going to wait through the recruiting process and see how it goes."
So far, Pickett has received offers from Arizona State, Cal, Nevada, UCLA, Utah and Washington State.
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