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USC commit not taking visits

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When Max Tuerk was asked during his sophomore year about his dream school the Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita offensive tackle had a quick answer for his coach.
USC was the school for Tuerk and once the Trojans offered he quickly committed in May and is not looking back.
Many other major programs have offered the 6-foot-6, 294-pound four-star prospect but Tuerk said he's not planning to take any other visits and he's happy with his commitment to USC.
"Schools really aren't coming after me," Tuerk said Friday night after Santa Margarita defeated Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, 49-16. "I'm USC all the way and I think they know that I'm going there.
"I've wanted to always go there. My coach asked me where I wanted to go my sophomore year, like my dream school, and I said USC. It's been my dream school forever, I've always loved them, I feel so comfortable there and it's where I really want to be."
Alabama, Boise State, Cal, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, Washington and many others have tried to get involved with Tuerk but after USC offered his recruitment was pretty much sealed up.
Rivals.com has moved Tuerk up to No. 48 in the newly-released Rivals 100 and he backed up that ranking Friday night in a big playoff victory.
Tuerk handled the Long Beach Poly defensive line opening up holes for Santa Margarita's running backs and especially quarterback Johnny Stanton, who scored four rushing touchdowns in the victory.
"Johnny played great," Tuerk said. "They were overloading the outside but Johnny would still get around on the options and the pitches. Our running backs ran great, too.
"We were just following our blocks and getting the job done. We were following our rules and blocking really well."
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