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Oaks Christian standout Michael Pittman commits to USC

USC picked up a commitment from Michael Pittman, who was once committed to UCLA, on Saturday.

"I am very grateful to all of the colleges that have shown interest in me and am extremely blessed to be able to choose between these great schools. I have decided to further my education and football career at the University of Southern California," Pittman wrote on Twitter.

He also considered Oregon. 

Pittman, a receiver and safety, caught 47 passes for 914 yards and 12 touchdowns in 10 games during the 2014 season at Westlake Village Oaks Christian. He also intercepted three passes.

Pittman is the first defensive back to commit to USC's 2016 recruiting class.

With 14 committed players and four players who are expected to be awarded scholarships in training camp that will count toward the 2016 class, USC has seven scholarships available.

Here is a look at who is committed to USC's 2016 class:

Player, position, high school

Matt Fink, QB, Glendora

Velus Jones, WR, Saraland (Ala.)

Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett

Melquise Stovall, RB, Lancaster Paraclete

Cary Angeline, TE, Exton (Penn.) Downington East

Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei

Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa

Keanu Saleapaga, DL, La Mirada

Liam Jimmons, DL, Huntington Beach

Keyshon Camp, DL, Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson Senior

Daelin Hayes, LB, Ann Arbor (Michigan) Skyline

Mique Juarez, LB, North Torrance

Jordan Iosefa, LB, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis School

Michael Pittman, DB/WR, Westlake Village Oaks Christian

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