New USC head coach Kevin O'Neil has hit the road running and now has his second 2011 commitment in four-star prospect Byron Wesley.
A 6-foot-5, 190-pound wing prospect from Etiwanda (Calif.) High School, Wesley never planned on committing early, but what he saw in USC was too good to wait on.
"I didn't think I'd commit early, but during the past couple months, Coach O'Neil has watched me play in open gym two or three times, and other coaches have come as well," said Wesley. "Coach offered me on the spot the first time he saw me. I was on campus a couple weeks ago, and then went back there Saturday. I talked with Coach for about a hour and loved what he had to say."
Wesley, who was also considering Wake Forest, Utah, UNLC, Pepperdine and Harvard, feels good about his chances of earning playing time early in his career at USC.
"Coach talked in detail about his plans for me," he said. "I have a chance to play the two. Bryce Jones is coming in, but after him, I have a great chance of earning playing time at the other wing spot."
A smooth shooting, big bodied wing, Wesley is the No. 61 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.
He joins Gelawn Wheelwright in the USC 2010 recruiting class.