Defensive back Sheldon Royster of Jersey City, N.J., will announce his college decision next Monday, his coach said Monday.
Royster is down to USC, North Carolina and Rutgers. He will visit North Carolina this weekend.
"He's done his homework and is on the right path," Rich Hansen said. "He's looking at the georgraphy, BCS, style (of play), the recruiting class, and his comfort level with the staff."
Hansen couldn't say if Royster had a favorite going into his final visit but indicated USC is strong with him.
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"He had a great trip there and enjoyed himself," the coach said. "He's excited about it. But he's going to North Carolina with an open mind."
Royster will make that trip by himself.
Hansen said that he, Royster and Royster's mother will get together and make the decision on the school. No plan has been made yet as to how they will announce his choice.