Scott Starr has always been a fan of USC football and now that he's committed to the Trojans the four-star inside linebacker from Norco, Calif., has a vested interest in the success of the program.
The local prospect said he absolutely loved the environment last Saturday night when USC took Stanford to triple overtime and that he only sees good things moving forward.
Starr, rated ninth at his position and No. 140 in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, said the atmosphere at USC reminded him of the good days back when the Trojans were competing for national titles.
"I definitely have good memories going to that game," Starr said.
"It reminded me how SC used to be with Reggie Bush and how the players were back in the day when USC was winning national championships. The crowd was electrifying and everybody was standing up from start to finish.
"You could just tell SC was back from getting those close wins early in the season. It felt like SC is coming back slowly and the tradition is revamped with just that one game."
USC lost to Stanford in triple overtime but the feeling at the game struck Starr, who committed to the Trojans in late May.
He believes coach Lane Kiffin and his staff are compiling the talent to put USC back on the national map as a title contender year-in and year-out.
"USC has the talent to do that," Starr said. "I talk to all the players every time I'm down there and they want to play in a BCS game and obviously win the Pac-12. I think we can do that next year with the talent we're bringing in with this recruiting class.
"USC trains like there is no tomorrow so that's what I love about them."
Even though he's a solid commitment to USC, Starr had considered taking other visits but has decided not to after one trip to Arizona State earlier this fall.
The four-star was thinking about a trip to Oregon but now said his only other visit will be to USC when it plays UCLA in the regular-season finale.
"I was going to take a trip to Oregon but I decided not to," Starr said. "I'm just going to take my official visit to SC for the UCLA game. That will be the only trip I'm taking."