Keisean Lucier-South took an unofficial visit to USC on Saturday to watch its lineman camp and he got a tour of campus, talked to the coaches and did a whole lot more.
The Orange (Calif.) Lutheran four-star defensive end who recently released a new top 11 said USC is quickly moving up the list especially after the weekend trip.
Lucier-South, rated as the second-best weak-side defensive end in the 2015 class by Rivals.com, said he likes the direction of the program under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian and enjoyed spending time with all the coaches including defensive line coach Chris Wilson.
USC's stock is definitely moving up with the four-star recruit.
"I was just watching the linemen, I took a tour around the campus with the coaching staff and I talked to coach Sark a lot," Lucier-South said. "I talked to coach Wilson and coach (Justin) Wilcox a lot, too, so I had a good time.
"They're coming after me really hard. They really want me there. The coaches really like my game so they really want me. Coach Sark said he really likes me and that I fit the program really well."
The interest is mutual and Lucier-South said the Trojans are definitely a team that will be seriously considered as his recruitment continues. His top 11 is USC, UCLA, Oregon, Notre Dame, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Texas, LSU, Oklahoma and Florida State.
"I'm starting to like SC a lot," Lucier-South said. "I'm feeling the vibe. It's kind of like the old SC when Pete Carroll was there.
"I think coach Sark is doing a really good job with the program and I especially like the d-line coach, coach Wilson. He's a great guy and he used to coach in Georgia and do big things so I really like SC right now."
The Orange Lutheran standout who could visit UCLA on Sunday for its lineman camp said he hopes to narrow his list to five or so by August.
Two official visits to Michigan and Notre Dame are already scheduled and he wants to take the other three as well. All schools including the in-state ones are under consideration.
"I'm probably going to narrow it down to the schools I really like and I'm trying to figure out my official visits and what I'm going to do," Lucier-South said.
"It's really tough right now because all these schools are all really, really good and they all really want me to go to their school. It's really tough. They're all on me and talking to me every day so it will be tough. I have no leaders. There are no leaders. All these schools are on point right now."