DeVante Wilson has his official visit scheduled to USC for the weekend of Dec. 10 and then he plans to commit on Dec. 15 - his birthday - but the three-star defensive end from Corona, Calif., said the timing has nothing to do with where he'll make his pledge.
Basically, Arizona and Nebraska are still seriously involved in his recruitment and the visit to USC will play a big role on where he decides to commit.
"I just want to see the academics and I want to meet the coaches again and get a good feel for them and to see how comfortable I am there," Wilson said of USC.
"I just want to do it on my birthday. I decided to make a decision on that day."
Wilson, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect, has already visited Arizona and Nebraska and liked both schools. The Wildcats and Huskers each did something special to make Wilson feel like he could fit in with them.
"When I went to Arizona there was a very good atmosphere out there," Wilson said. "The coaches were all great and they seemed sincere and everyone welcomed me which was really cool. The fans really stuck out when I went there.
"Nebraska was good, too. They have the best fans up there because I guess football is all they have. It was different than out here in California but I liked it a lot out there. The academics are really good and the coaches were really cool."
Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, New Mexico, San Jose State, Utah, Washington and Washington State have also offered Wilson but USC, Arizona and Nebraska are the three finalists. In about a month, Wilson will make his commitment.
Rivals.com rates him as the No. 17 weak-side defensive end nationally and No. 39 in the California state rankings.