Priest Willis has already picked up some big offers and another major one came Friday when USC offered the Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza defensive back.
The timing works out well, too, since the four-star prospect has already visited USC once and plans to return Sunday for its junior day.
"I was keeping in contact with the coaches and I did not see this coming at all," Willis said.
"I was just honored to get an offer because they only have so many scholarships left. They wanted to off me one of them and I'm just glad they felt that way about me. It's great."
Willis, rated No. 84 in the early 2013 rankings by Rivals.com, said everything stood out to him when he previously visited USC. This weekend the four-star hopes to get to know the coaching staff even more and get more comfortable with the program.
The Arizona standout said he was blown away by his first trip to USC and hopes for a similar experience this time.
"Even the McDonald's next to it, I said, 'Oh my god, this is like the nicest McDonald's,'" Willis said.
"USC wears off on you once you get there. I loved everything about it, the buildings, the program, everything seemed nice and I can't even explain how great the coaching staff is.
"I've heard a lot of great things about them. I'm going to look into them. I've heard about the tradition and I'm even looking into them even more now. I'm really grateful and I'm really appreciative of everyone who has helped me get to this position right now."
So far, Willis has offers from USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Purdue, San Diego State, UCLA, Utah and Washington.