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5-star Georgia commit: USC is still recruiting me

5-star Georgia commit: USC is still recruiting me


John Emery is universally recognized as one of the very best high school running backs in the country. A who's who of SEC programs, and schools outside the South, have offered scholarships to the product of Destrehan, La. It seems every recruiting ranking service has him ranked near the very, very top of their 2019 rankings.

Emery was expected by many to pick the home state school, LSU. Instead, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound back picked the SEC Champion, and national runner-up. He announced his commitment to the Georgia Bulldogs in late July.

His commitment hasn't stopped USC from pursuing him. The Trojans want two tailbacks in this class and will easily get that. Jordan Wilmore of Lawndale, Calif. HS has already made his pledge to USC. A few other prospects in southern California are showing very real interest.

Sources told the Trojans would love to have Emery in this class. There's no worry about obtaining two tailbacks at all but the coaches haven't given up recruiting the young talent.

Emery confirmed our information himself Tuesday evening.

"(A USC coach) is iin contact with me through text," Emery said os USC's pursuit of him.

The Georgia commit, who reportedly runs a 4.42 second forty-yard dash, dismisses the idea of taking a visit to any school outside of Athens.

"I  thought about visiting (other schools) but I just didn't think it would be fair," Emery said when asked about an official visit to USC. "I just made my decision and I'm committed to Georgia. That's really it."

The Trojan coaches don't care about that. There's too many examples of talented young men changing their minds. The Trojans recently benefitted from it with Vavae Malepeai. They were also victimized by Mychale Salahuddin's decision to flip on them.

Emery is too talented to let and USC is pushing hard to change his mind about an official visit.

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