Pete Carroll and company have found their latest running back target deep in the heart of Hawg Country.
Running back Broderick Green of Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Academy received a scholarship offer from Southern California on Wednesday.
"I am very excited," Green said. "I'm almost speechless. I watched just about every one of their games on TV last year."
Green said that he received a text message from a member of the Southern California coaching staff and that the Trojan coaches called his head coach, Kevin Kelley and extended the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder an offer.
Green got in touch Carroll and spoke with him after the offer came through.
Southern Cal is not the only program to jump into the Green sweepstakes recently. Virginia Tech and Penn State also offered this week.
"I was excited about those, too," he said. "Playing for those coaches at those schools would be an honor. I wouldn't mind going away from home to a place like Virginia to go to school."
He also has offers from Kansas State and Georgia Tech.
Green says there is one team on top at the moment.
"USC would have to be my favorite," he said. "I hope to get out there (for an unofficial visit) as soon as I possibly can."
He added that he likely wouldn't make a decision any time soon.
"I may be a guy that decides late," he said.
Green rushed for 1,664 yards on 196 carries (an 8.5 yards per carry average) and 21 touchdowns and caught 45 passes for 563 yards and five touchdowns. He has good speed and athleticism and tremendous hands.