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Wadood taking USC seriously

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Jaleel Wadood is still committed to Arizona State but now the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco defensive back has a lot more to consider.
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect landed an offer from USC on Monday after a strong camp performance and Wadood said the Sun Devils still stick out but he's going to seriously consider the Trojans as things move forward.
"It's a pretty big offer for me," Wadood said. "It means a lot coming from SoCal and being born and raised in Los Angeles.
"I'm still thinking about it. It's still ASU right now but there is a lot more to think about that I have an offer from SC. They're pretty much the same right now."
Wadood's cousin, Rashad, plays for Arizona State and that could play a minor factor in his recruitment but it will not determine his final destination.
The four-star cornerback from St. John Bosco committed to Arizona State early in his recruitment - he pledged there in mid-January - and since then many other offers have come in.
So far, Wadood lists offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington State.
Oregon has also jumped up in Wadood's recruitment but after USC offered recently, Arizona State is going to see some really serious competition in landing Wadood's services.
"It was the same as any camp," Wadood said of USC. "I actually got there kind of late for the second session. I did my best. I had a really good day.
"I felt like I was doing pretty good. I was making a lot of plays actually but nothing I didn't do at any other camp.
"They told me I was really, really close to getting an offer. They told me I had a great day, I was doing really well and I worked really hard and they liked the way I played."
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