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Pullard looks hard at dream situation

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Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw four-star athlete Hayes Pullard is one of the top two-way players in the state.
He could star at both linebacker or even fullback on the next level, and that's attracted early scholarship offers from teams like Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska, USC, UCLA, Washington and New Mexico State.
But Pullard isn't going to rush into the process. He openly admits USC is going to be tough to beat, but also said he wants to take visits and hopefully will have his list down to five schools by early summer.
"You could say that USC is like a dream situation for me," he said. "But right now I'm planning on attending Florida's camp, as well as LSU, the NIKE Camp at Stanford and the B2G. Michigan is a school I would like to know more about. I don't have anything planned and set in stone but I would like to see Michigan, Oklahoma, Arizona State, and LSU on some visits."
Pullard said he talks with USC assistant Ken Norton Jr. at least twice a week, and he's got a great relationship with the Trojan staff.
"I'm just trying to get a good impression with the coach Norton," Pullard said. "We mainly just talk about the school and stuff. He tells me if I ever needed any help or extra help in my classes that (USC) is the place to be.
"I could definitely see myself out there with those guys. Everyone is flying around and has high intensity. That's the way I like to play. You're supposed to live everyday like it's your last."
Even though USC sounds like it's going to tough to beat, Pullard said he's going to keep an open mind and already knows what will be important in finding the perfect school.
"I want to be at a school that I have a good relationship with the coaching staff and coaches that know how to win," Pullard, who is 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, said. "I want to go to a school that most importantly knows how to win, a place where I can play in a bowl game every year, hopefully play and win championships, but most importantly get me ready for life after school whether it be the business world or NFL."
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