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DB Ransom on USC offer: My grandpa has always been a fan, he'll be in my ear

DB Ransom on USC offer: My grandpa has always been a fan, he'll be in my ear


Lathan Ransom is a physical defensive back with impressive ball skills. Because of those two skill sets, this high school junior is being recruited to play college football as both a cornerback and a safety.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder from Salpointe Catholic HS in Tucson, Ariz. caught USC’s attention in recent weeks. The Trojan coaching staff offered Ransom a scholarship to play safety in the last few days.

“A recruiting coordinator has been contacting me ever since they start contacting me (a few weeks ago),” Ransom told “They’ve been contacting m every other day. And then recently, in the last two weeks, I started talking to the defensive backs coach at USC. We were keeping in contact and they were telling me they were really interested in me. And (Sunday) night I got a text from the recruiter to call the DB coach, that he had something important to tell me. They offered me and I was just overwhelmed, super excited and surprised.”

When asked why he’s so excited to receive a scholarship offer from USC, Ransom points to what the football team has done over the years.

“Just because of USC’s history,” Ransom said. “They’re always a winning program. They’re always exciting to watch. I’m always in California because that’s where a lot of my family lives. I’m used to seeing a lot of USC fans, USC gear, I’m always around it a lot.”

He also points to a member of his family, who’s a diehard Trojan.

“My grandpa is a huge fan of USC,” Ransom said. “He’s always been when I was growing. So I for sure think he’ll be in my ear about USC.”

Ransom says he’s never been to the Coliseum for a game but that he “definitely” wants to. He also says he attended a summer camp on USC’s campus “a couple years ago.”

That trip was only a day trip and USC’s campus is constantly under construction and evolving. So Ransom plans to get back to USC again now that he has a scholarship offer.

“I strongly feel I’ll take a visit,” Ransom said. “I don’t know about this fall or this summer but I really believe I’ll be taking a visit to USC.”

He isn’t in any rush to schedule the trip because he isn’t rushing to make a commitment.

“I’ll really start breaking down my recruiting after this football season,” Ransom said. “I’m kind of far away from making my decision.”

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