What a weekend it was for USC. On Sunday we reported that the Trojans received commitments from four players, all ranked among the top 100 in the nation and included in that group is Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) defensive lineman Averell Spicer.
Spicer, a 6-2, 260 pound defensive lineman who could play end or tackle in college is a top 50 player nationally and could be the top defensive player in the state. He has a great combination of size, speed and toughness and chose the Trojans on his official visit this past weekend.
“I talked to him yesterday and he told me he committed,” Rancho Cucamonga head coach Chris Van Duin said. “He was excited about it and I obviously think it’s always great when the local players around here chose to stay home. It was really tough for him though and up until two week ago, I really thought he was going to Florida State.
“As you know, he’s from there originally and loved his visit. When he came back from his official visit in November, he told me that he would probably end up at FSU. This past weekend really put USC over the top though. He’s very comfortable with all the players and coaches, especially Coach Orgeron (DL coach). The fact that it’s close to home and he knows a lot of the players there including Terrell Thomas who played two years ago was another huge bonus for USC.”
Spicer committed Saturday night at dinner while at the Papadakis Taverna. According to Harris and Thomas, the trio of Cali stars along with New York running back Jason Gwaltney all stood up together and announced they had committed to USC.