USC WR target: It’s the hometown offer from the school you’ve always been cheering for
St. John Bosco HS is absolutely loaded with talented rising seniors again this year and USC coaches have taken notice. The Trojan staff has already extended a handful of scholarship offers to players who represent the Braves on Friday nights.
The latest one went to Logan Loya.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder visited USC for its junior day over the weekend. He said he “had a great time.” He was even enjoying himself before USC’s head coach pulled him aside for a one-on-one chat.
“I went to the junior day and watched practice,” Loya told USC247.com. “Then we were just hanging out and Coach (Clay) Helton pulled me aside and talked to me for a little bit and told me ‘we want to offer you a full scholarship here and make you a Trojan.’ It was really neat, what he was saying. That’s what happened, then we hung out the rest of the day and got to see the facilities and the school.”
Helton sees Loya fitting in very well with the new Air Raid offense.
“They just said they like the film,” Loya said. “They like the style and how I am in the slot as a receiver, just how aggressive and tough I am.”
Loya also has his reasons for liking USC.
“It felt really good just knowing that they have faith in me and they’re giving me the opportunity to go to their school and compete for a starting job if I was to choose to go there,” Loya said. “It feels really cool because it’s the hometown offer from the school you’ve been cheering for since you were a little kid. So it’s just really cool.”
Loya says “yes sir” when asked if USC was his team when he was growing up. But he also says it won’t impact his college commitment.
“It’s definitely something to look into but I’m looking at everything every school offers,” Loya said. “I’m not picking a favorite right now. I’m seeing what they offer as a football program and also as a school. Whatever school is best at that and fits me the best is where I’ll decide to go.”
When asked about a timeframe for a potential commitment, Loya says he doesn’t know when he wants to make one. He also isn’t sure when he’ll start taking official visits.