USC impresses standout CB

Naijiel Hale attended the USC spring practice on Saturday and the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco cornerback loved the experience.
The three-star got to see drills, got to watch the coaching staff and the next step for Hale is to land an offer from the Trojans.
Hale, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect who looked good at the Gamebreakers Challenge in Newbury Park, Calif., two weekends ago, said he's heard some positive things from assistant coach Tee Martin about possibly getting offered sometime soon.
"I'm out at SC," Hale said. "I'm at the scrimmage. It's really live out here. They just got done doing the Oklahoma drill and it was turned up. I almost thought I was in pads.
"It's pretty big especially getting out here and seeing what it's like.
"My recruiting coach, Tee Martin, said to come and see him this spring. He's rooting for me and he wants to offer badly. It seems to be on the way so that's exciting."
An offer from USC would be major for Hale, who already has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Nebraska and Washington State, but it wouldn't absolutely mean an immediate commitment.
Still, the Trojans are a big favorite and an offer would be important for the three-star.
"I'm not sure right now (about committing)," Hale said. "I don't even know. It may be, it may not be. It's more about getting it first."
New interest is also coming in for Hale, who said Oklahoma State and UCLA have been the most involved recently.
The Bruins are especially getting serious since the St. John Bosco standout has talked with multiple UCLA coaches already.
"I've been in contact with three coaches including coach (Demetrice) Martin," Hale said.
"Coach (Steve) Broussard will be recruiting me and he talked to me and he wants me to come out to the camp and he's going to come see me."