Three-star center Cole Smith from Mission Viejo High School formally announced his verbal commitment to USC's 2015 recruiting class. After receiving an offer while attending an earlier Fall Camp practice, Smith made his intentions quite clear.
Smith called during one of USC's offensive meetings on Tuesday declaring his intentions of attending the University of Southern California. After hearing the news over the phone, head coach Steve Sarkisian and offensive line coach Tim Drevno were ecstatic about landing the 265-pound lineman who will compete for time at the center position.
Cole, the son of former Los Angeles Rams standout Doug Smith, showed equal enthusiasm about committing to a local program early in his recruitment process.
Beyond excited for my career at USC! #FightOn ✌️✌️— Cole Smith (@coledsmith56) August 19, 2014
USC has now landed 17 verbal commits in the 2015 recruiting class, which maxes out at 24 total players. Smith joins five-star OT Chuma Edoga, four-star OT Roy Hemsley and three-star OT Clayton Johnston as offensive lineman recruits.
Smith, viewed as a true position fit in this system moving forward, told Chris Swanson of Trojansports.com that he plans on taking no other official visits but USC and is looking forward to reuniting with the coaching staff in the near future.