Put those party plans on hold Trojans fans. O.J. Mayo isn't ready to announce he is heading your way just yet – at least not publicly.
ESPN reported that Mayo, Rivals.com's top-ranked prospect in the class of 2007, recently committed to the Trojans and that he might reveal the news at the ABCD camp this week in Teaneck. N.J. But, Mayo didn't even approach the topic during Day 1 of the camp on Thursday according to Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer.
There was talk of Mayo and No. 2-ranked prospect Bill Walker, who both play at North College Hill in Cincinnati, revealing their college choices at a joint press conference, but it never came to fruition. The camp forbid reporters from asking questions involving recruiting during the press conference.
Walker told Meyer that he would not be making a commitment at the camp which runs through Sunday and wasn't leaning toward any one school at the moment.
Speculation on which college would land the duo has exploded since the NBA put its new age limit rule into place this year, forcing prospects to be one year removed from high school before becoming eligible for the draft.
Mayo, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound point guard, and Walker, a 6-6, 220-pound small forward, have been linked to former Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins, who is now at Kansas State.
But, talk of Mayo landing at USC fired up when he made an official visit to the Pac-10 school this past week, meeting Trojans coach Tim Floyd and playing with current players.
Return to Rivals.com in the coming days for more on this developing story.