Matt Meyer (6-8,285) from Lincoln High in Stockton, CA, verbally committed to USC today. Meyer, who said USC offered him a scholarship as an offensive tackle about two weeks ago, visited USC yesterday to learn about the academic components at USC and that sealed the deal for him.
“The visit to USC yesterday was probably the biggest reason I committed,” Meyer said. “I saw how nice the campus is. It’s almost like an Ivy League school with the big brick buildings. But I also got to meet up with the business department and I just love how the conduct everything there. Everyone is so enthusiastic about their job. Even those with smaller jobs love being there and love being around everyone.
"They showed me anything I wanted to see and answered any question I had. I was the only one visiting yesterday and they took a lot of time to make sure I knew everything about the school, the tutoring and made sure I was comfortable with the school. It can be tough on a student-athlete with playing a sport and going to school, and I’m comfortable that USC provides all the help necessary to ensure I’ll do well in the classroom.
“The main thing at USC was they had two offensive linemen who were all-Americans last year, with Ryan Kalil and Sam Baker. And Sam Baker is also returning. Putting all that aside, USC football speaks for itself. I mean, they haven’t lost at home in over five years and they’ve had a couple of national championships--and they’re always in the top-25.”
USC was the latest school to offer, but Meyer did have offers from multiple schools and was hearing from quite a few others.
“I received scholarship offers from Oregon, Stanford, Duke, Purdue, Northwestern and San Diego State,” Meyer said. “I also received multiple letters from all the Pac-10 schools, a few from Notre Dame, Michigan and UCLA. I was okay with going out of state, but with USC being close to home, it makes it that much better."
Meyer is at USC today for it’s “Meet and Greet” and he said it’s an opportunity to see how USC conducts practices, it’s an opportunity to see all of the athletic facilities and those visiting will attend the USC/California basketball game.
It may appear surprising to some that the Trojans offered Meyer because his name hasn't been mentioned much, but USC has been evaluating him for about a year. He attended USC's Linemen Camp last June.
Also, Meyer said he'll attend USC's Rising Seniors Camp in June and we'll keep we'll have a report on his performance.
last but not least, thanks to Brandon Huffman for the heads up on Meyer's commitment.