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Pittman chooses USC

Oaks Christian wide receiver Michael Pittman announced his verbal commitment to the Trojans today in a post on his Twitter account.


Pittman (6-4, 205) originally committed to UCLA in October 2014 before recently de-committing and eventually choosing between USC and Oregon. He is ranked as the #286 player in the nation as a member of the ESPN300 and also had offers from Notre Dame, ASU and Nebraska. He is known for having good ball skills with his physical frame and the ability to work the middle of the field with good body positioning. Michael also plays safety for Oaks and could even project as an OLB in college but the interest from the Trojans is as an outside receiver, which fits the recent mold that Steve Sarkisian has recruited for the position as a receiver with size.

Last year Pittman had 47 catches for 914 yards (19.4 yards per catch) and 12 touchdowns, while playing primarily with a freshman quarterback, so it will be interesting to see how those numbers improve in his senior year.

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Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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