DL Chase Rome (6-3 280) of Columbia, MO says USC is currently in his top five. He is making his first visit to USC on Friday.
"They're kind of like a sleeping giant," he said. "They have great facilities, great fans, and it's a great town. I'm not sure what their future holds, that's what I'm going there to find out. It's worth a look."
Rome has offers from several schools including USC, Florida, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, and Kansas State. He says his top five are USC, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Olahoma State.
As a junior, he had 77 tackles, four forced fumbles, four recovered fumbles, and four sacks.
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He has already visited Kansas, Kansas State, Florida, Oklahoma, and Mizzou.