It never ends if you’re a blue chip prospect. Giving a commitment to one school doesn’t keep others from hounding you. That’s the case with Granite Bay’s (Calif.) Dallas Sartz.
Sartz, ranked the No. 13 outside linebacker prospect in the country by Rivals100.com, committed to USC in April just after he visited the Trojan campus in March for their junior day. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Sartz knew the Trojans were the right team for him.
“I just felt at ease when I was there,” he said of USC. “The coaching staff is smart. I think coach (Pete) Carroll is going to do a great job. He really seems to know what he’s doing. And I really like the tradition of USC, it’s about big-time football.”
The Trojans should be happy that Sartz felt so at ease. That’s because once college coaches could call again in September, they most certainly did.
“I talked to ASU, Oregon, Washington. They all talked to me and told me if I wanted a scholarship I could have one.”
But Sartz is a Trojan.
“I thanked them and stuff, but I explained it to them that I’m going to go to USC.”
A year ago, Sartz, while playing free safety, had a monster season, registering 81 tackles, six interceptions, five sacks and four forced fumbles. This year, his production has been slowed somewhat. He says he probably has somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 tackles to go along with his one sack.
Granite Bay is 3-1 on the season, its only loss to perennial power Nevada Union.