Priest Willis took an unofficial visit to USC this weekend and loved the trip but the 2013 safety from Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza realizes it's still early so he doesn't yet want to name a favorite.
"It was great being there, it was a great experience at USC with football and the academics, it's all there," Willis said.
"I don't have a favorite though. I'm keeping my options open on the school I want to go to, where I want to see. I don't really have a favorite right now."
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect who already has offers from Arizona, Arizona State and Purdue said he loved his trip to USC, met with the coaching staff, toured the campus and really got a good sense of what the Trojans can offer.
USC will definitely stay high on his list.
"It was cool," Willis said. "The facilities were really nice, the one they were building, they were talking about that mostly and it was really impressive. I really liked that and it was really cool.
"I got to talk to pretty much all of the coaches. It wasn't like anybody stood out but as a staff they're very welcoming, they're funny and they're great. I really felt at home."
Willis, who is also hearing lots from Oklahoma State, said USC did not offer but he got the sense the Trojans would stay involved in his recruitment. The coaches talked to him about coming back for an official visit so the visit was definitely a positive experience.
"They put it out there that they want me to come back next year," Willis said.
"They want me to come for an official visit. They kind of put it out there that I will get one but I didn't get one on this visit. They said basically they want me to come back out next year for an official visit."