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USC offers Cravens for offense

Su'a Cravens picked up offer No. 17 in the last few days and it's from USC, the only school so far to offer the 2013 prospect from Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta to play offense.
Cravens, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound prospect who plays safety, linebacker, running back and wide receiver, is open to the idea but also surprised since every other program likes him more on the defensive side of the ball.
"It's big but I wasn't expecting them to offer me for offense," Cravens said. "I thought they were going to offer me as a defensive guy. Coach said they want to use me at H-back like Stanley Havili so it's something to think about.
"I'm open to any idea but I grew up being a USC fan so any idea they throw my way I'm going to take it into consideration. The door is not closed at all. It's really something to think about."
USC had not been showing any interest, Cravens said, and had not been sending mail in the last month or so. The Vista Murrieta standout said he's not totally surprised by the offer but mainly that it's to play offense.
"I'm not surprised the offer came so soon, I'm surprised they offered me really," Cravens said.
"I hadn't received any mail from them since September 1. It didn't seem like the recruiting was really happening. I didn't know they were going to offer me but when they did it really wasn't surprising, just that it was for offense."
Since it's still so early in his recruitment and Cravens isn't looking to make a decision anytime soon, the junior said he's just adding the USC offer to his ever-growing list and focusing on the rest of his season. Cravens isn't expected to make his commitment until his senior year.
"I add it to the list and keep thinking about my team," he said. "I'm not thinking about how many offers I have or who's offering me."
So far, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Hawaii, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah State and Washington have offered.
Cravens said he's hoping to get offered next by Florida, Alabama, Texas and Clemson. All four of those programs are sending recruiting mail.
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