Jaiden Woodbey of St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California has several D1 offers from multiple big time programs including the USC Trojans, and he's only 16 years old.
Woodbey, who already can boast offers from LSU, Oklahoma, and UCLA, as well as the Trojans, is ranked as the 77th best prospect overall and the 6th best safety in the country, per 247sports, visited USC for the spring game and he loved it.
"It was really good," said Woodbey about his visit to USC. "I got to meet some of the coaches again, which is always cool!"
The stud safety, who does have the ability to play on both sides of the ball if needed, payed close attention to how the Trojan secondary was playing, as well as the USC receiving core.
"I liked how well the defensive backs were playing," Woodbey said. "They were really aggressive on the pass and that's my playing style. Also, I watched the receivers as well since I play both. I like how aggressive they were on catching the passes."
Per Woodbey himself, no member of the USC coaching staff has approached him and told him specifically where he would be utilized in college, but he's got an idea of what type of player he could be for the Trojans.
"I believe I will play more of the defensive side in college, but I'll be like an Adoree' Jackson or Ishmael Adams, where they play both ways. I think that would be best for me!"
The John Bosco star let me know that he has a great relationship with just about everyone on the coaching staff.
"I have a pretty solid relationship with the staff," Woodbey said. "I talk to all of them!"
Woodbey, who claims no leader at this point in time, said he would announce sometime around January, and he's still sticking to that plan.
"My decision will either be in January before my birthday or in December before my brother's birthday."
Woodbey also said that he still isn't quite sure on who his top schools are or where USC even falls in the mix, though it is quite the consensus among many that the Trojans are the outright favorite, if not one of the schools with a solid chance.
The class of 2018 phenom is a motivated youngster who wants to be the best, and so far has to proven to be one of the best. Overall, Woodbey is a well rounded individual who'll certainly make a big time coach happy on signing day in 2018. He even has a message for those who still don't know him.
"I'm a player that you can put in any kind of situation and I'll shine, I'm an emotional player because I love the sport," said Woodbey. "When the ball is in my hands, something good will always happen, I'm an extremely aggressive football player. I think I'm one of the best in the country because of my work ethic on and off the field. I will outwork you on the field and in the classroom, I manage a 3.67 GPA with some advanced classes in there."
A top-tier athlete and a top-tier scholar, I think USC likes these types of guys.