Cameron Smith spent two days at USC last week. It was not a major surprise since he's taken numerous trips to the campus and is quite familiar with the program.
The visit is noteworthy, though, since this was the first time Smith's father has spent time around the school. He was highly impressed and it only further solidified the four-star linebacker's commit to the Trojans.
"I got to see two days of practice so that was really nice to see how they operate and I got a feel for how it is to live there," Smith said. "I was on the campus for almost two whole days so it was a good visit.
"We were so impressed. Obviously they're going to treat you like you want but they were always asking my dad if he was all right. He was super impressed and he thought they did an awesome job.
"He had never been there before and this was probably my sixth or seventh time being there. He wanted to see all the facilities and I could have done the tour by myself since I've seen it so many times. He was impressed to the max. He thought the campus was going to be more rundown but he loves it there. It was an overall great visit."
The Granite Bay, Calif., four-star linebacker who looked good this summer at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armour said his commitment to USC is completely firm.
Smith, rated as the fifth-best inside linebacker and the No. 107 prospect in the 2015 class by Rivals.com, said he's even done some recruiting for the Trojans but doesn't want to be too intrusive.
The four-star has focused on some major defensive prospects who are strongly considering USC but he also wants those recruits to make their own decisions - and have some space.
"I did a lot of 'recruiting' at The Opening," Smith said. "I got to talk to Rasheem Green and Marvell Tell and Biggie (Iman Marshall) and some other guys. It's more the defensive guys just because I have a better relationship with them. Ricky Town will get the offensive guys.
"I'm trying to recruit but I don't want to be that type of guy who's messaging them. If I see them I'll give them a random 'Fight On' or whatever. They're low on everything now so it's a perfect fit for those guys who want to play immediately."