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USC commit lands major offer

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Taeon Mason landed another major offer on Tuesday but the Pasadena (Calif.) Muir cornerback plans to stick with USC at least for the time being.
Mason, who's been committed to the Trojans since February, received an offer from Notre Dame and he said while he doesn't know a whole lot about the Irish he plans to start learning soon.
"I haven't talked to them that much," Mason said. "They had come down in January to my school but I wasn't there because I was out sick. I haven't really been talking to them.
"It came as a surprise. I know a little bit but that's why I'm going to look into the school to see and learn a lot more about them."
The big competition for Mason could really be across town at UCLA.
The 6-foot, 165-pound four-star prospect said the Bruins' coaching staff continues to come after him and he's considering a trip to UCLA soon either for a spring practice this week or the spring game this weekend.
"I might take a visit to UCLA soon," Mason said. "I don't know about any other schools right now.
"They're just keeping in contact with me. They want me to come out to spring practice and their spring game. They've been talking to me."
Notre Dame has offered. UCLA is involved. Oregon State, Washington State and others are also in the mix.
But Mason said he's sticking with his pledge to the Trojans - but left at least a little room open for interpretation as his recruitment continues.
"For right now, I'm sticking with USC," Mason said.
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