USC landed their fourth commitment out of the class of 2009 when Agoura (Calif.) offensive lineman Kevin Graf picked up his dream offer earlier on Friday and committed on the spot.
Graf, 6-6, 305 pounds has been one of the state's top lineman since his sophomore season and even started as a freshman at Oak Christian before transferring to Agoura last year. The lineman earned 1st team all-state underclass honors and then had a very nice showing at the NorCal NIKE Camp.
Graf has great size, moves well for a big man and is a physical player. He has long arms, is already an advanced pass blocker and has a very good understanding for how to play the position.
Graf comes from a family of Trojans as his dad Alan and older brother Derek both played in the program. As a result, once the youngest Graf was offered a scholarship today, he wasted no time in committing.
"Yeah, I committed the second they offered," Graf said. "It was totally out of the blue, I never saw it coming to be honest. They called my coach and then my coach told me to call Coach Sarkisian. I talked to Sark and then also talked to Coach Ruel, the offensive line coach.
"Then coach Carroll came on the phone and asked me if I wanted to be a Trojan. I was stunned but said, 'of course I would,' and that was it. This has been a lifelong dream of mine and I still can't believe it happened. Right now, I'm still kind of in shock but I'm so excited about it at the same time.
"I know I have another year to go and it feels great to already have my decision out of the way. The coaches were telling me to stay focused and continue to play hard and that's what I'm planning to do. Ole Miss had also offered and I was also interested in Oregon but USC was the only school for me."