Toa Lobendahn said his recruitment has basically come to a screeching halt and he couldn't be happier.
The La Habra, Calif., offensive lineman who might even move to center in college has been committed to USC since June 2012 and doesn't forecast any changes, no matter what happens this season.
"People have really backed off because I've really shown that commitment to SC," Lobendahn said. "I even said that in a couple articles. They know I'm serious about going there.
"I'm pretty much 100 percent going there. It's where I want to be. I want to stay close to home. I'm going to be living in Southern California when I grow up anyway and that's the best place to go. The networking for SC is probably the best in the nation. I want to bring the championships back to Trojan Nation."
It's no secret that if things don't go well at USC that coach Lane Kiffin's job could be in jeopardy but Lobendahn said even if that happens that he's going to stick with the Trojans. He wants to stay close, he wants to play for the Trojans and it doesn't seem like anything will change his mind.
"It's still SC for me," Lobendahn said.
Recently, the La Habra standout did make some news, though. He had a quality performance at The Opening against some of the best defensive linemen in the country and that could have helped his stock moving forward.
Lobendahn might not be listening to other college coaches but he could see an uptick in his recruitment once word gets around how well he did at that event.
"I just wanted to go up there and compete with the best," Lobendahn said. "I wanted to go up against the No. 1 defensive tackle and the No. 1 defensive end just to see where I stood against everybody else. I think I did well. I think I did what I needed to do. I wasn't perfect but it was good work."