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Westbrook gets USC offer

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While three-star safety A.J. Westbrook of Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland was excited to receive an offer from USC, he maintained his commitment to Florida State is as strong as ever.
"It'd be hard," the 6-foot, 180-pound Westbrook said when asked what it'd take for USC to reopen his process. "I'm committed to Florida State and they're my only leader."
Westbrook has been on USC's radar for awhile thanks to two former Mainland teammates - Quinton Powell and Leonard Williams - and former Mainland coach Keynodo Hudson, now an assistant on the Trojans coaching staff.
Hudson visited Mainland in July.
"Coach Hudson came down here and I hadn't seen him in a long time," said Westbrook said. "He told me awhile back that he was going to offer me, and they finally did."
Powell - the Trojan Westbrook is closest to - is in Westbrook's ear about USC.
"He's telling me how it's fun up there," Westbrook said. "He said the coaches are really cool and that it's a lot of fun because you're in Los Angeles."
Westbrook also said he doesn't know if or when he'll make an official visit to USC.
He committed to Florida State in May and continues to build his relationships with Seminoles assistants Rick Trickett and Charles Kelly.
"Coach Trickett talked to me and he opened my eyes," Westbrook said. " He said at Florida State, they don't just go off rankings, they watch film and they don't offer kids that can't play."
Westbrook has been to Tallahassee once for camp before last season with Mainland teammate Bryan Gregory and came away impressed.
"I walked from the dorms to the practice field and it was a lot of fun," he said. "And Bryan is big on FSU."
While Westbrook has yet to decide his official visit schedule, he will likely be in Tallahassee at some point during football season.
"I'm looking forward to watchimg them play and seeing what the atmosphere is like on game day," he said.
Westbrook is the Sunshine State's No. 66-ranked overall player and finished last season with 90 tackles and 5 interceptions.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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