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Jersey Defensive Back Takes Look At USC

DB Ronald Baines (6-0 180) of Voorhees, NJ was at USC's junior day this weekend and came away impressed with the event.

"It's a really nice place," said Baines. "It was really well organized with something to do all of the time." He liked his opportunity to meet with coaches. "There were not too many players there which was nice," he said. "It gave us more time to meet one-on-one with the coaches." Baines says he appreciated the facilities and the commitment to academics. "The Academic Center was cool," he said. "They want you to walk out of there with a degree and education is the most important thing."

He has not received any offers but is hearing from USC, Michigan, Penn State, Kentucky, Temple, UConn, Tennessee, Rutgers, Maryland, and South Florida. So far, Baines has attended junior days at USC, Michigan, Penn St, and Rutgers. He plans to go to Maryland's as well and will take unofficials to UConn and Pitt soon.

Last season, he had 45 tackles, five for loss, six interceptions, seven pass break ups, and three forced fumbles. He does not have a favorite.