Jabari Ruffin had strongly considered a visit to Arizona State this past weekend with friend and fellow USC commit Scott Starr, who made the trip, but the Downey, Calif., four-star linebacker decided to stay home, rest and watch the game on television.
"I was thinking about going but I changed my mind," Ruffin said. "I decided not to go at the last minute. I was watching the whole game on TV and I didn't move. I don't think I wanted to be there for that one.
"I pulled back on the visit because I had a lot going on as far as school and my own team so it will be better to go and take a visit after the season when I don't have so much schoolwork."
Ruffin, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect, might not take many visits - if any at all - during the season just because it's so hectic.
He and Starr have talked about seeing some schools together and Ruffin is still for that but it might have to wait until after his final high school game.
"That should be fun taking visits with him," Ruffin said. "Everybody knows that's my boy so we'll get to travel together and check out the schools together so we're definitely planning to do that.
"I haven't given it too much thought, I know Arizona (State) was an option at first, but Scott went without me so I don't know. I'll think about more schools probably after my high school season is over. We really want to take trips together."
Even though Ruffin, rated fourth at outside linebacker, No. 52 in the 2012 class and ninth in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, plans to see other schools that doesn't mean he's still not firmly committed to USC.
The Trojans are definitely the favorite but Ruffin said it cannot hurt to get out - especially with Starr by his side - to see what some other schools have to offer. It might just have to wait a little while longer than first expected.
"I'm still a solid commitment," Ruffin said. "I'm 100 percent committed but it's one of those things where it's always good to take trips."