Los Angeles Preps: Corona High
October, 17, 2010
By Dan Arritt | ESPNLosAngeles.com
Courtesy of William Zastrow
Corona's DeVante Wilson says he has been a USC fan his entire life.
It was a phone call Corona High defensive end DeVante Wilson had envisioned ever since he watched USC running back Reggie Bush shatter the Pac-10 Conference record for total yards from scrimmage.
On the other end of the line was USC coach Lane Kiffin. He wanted Wilson to be a Trojan. The message arrived on the night of Oct. 8, shortly after Corona defeated Riverside North in a Big VIII League game.
Kiffin told Wilson he liked his speed off the edge. They were impressed with his ability to rush the passer and contain his side of the field.
Wilson wanted to shout at the top of his lungs.
"I felt like a little kid," Wilson said. "I’ve always been a USC fan."
As much as he wanted to accept the offer, Wilson is intent on enjoying the entire recruiting process. He toured Arizona last month and spent last weekend in Nebraska watching the Cornhuskers lose to Texas.
He plans to make an official trip to USC when the Trojans host Notre Dame over Thanksgiving weekend and announce his college choice shortly after.