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USC recruiting: Linebacker Daelin Hayes visits campus

Linebacker Daelin Hayes made an unofficial visit to USC last week.

“I just wanted to get back and visit with the coaches,” Hayes said on the telephone Tuesday.

Hayes, from Ann Arbor, Mich., committed to the Trojans last July before moving to Los Angeles and enrolling at Ventura St. Bonaventure High for his junior year.

However, Hayes moved back to Ann Arbor last September because of a custody dispute between his parents, he said.

Hayes, 6 feet 3 and 225 pounds, said he is on track to graduate early from Skyline High and could enroll at USC in December.

He has nearly 20 scholarship offers, including Michigan, but said he committed to USC because he “wanted to be different.”

“A lot of the top local guys always went to Michigan or somewhere in the Midwest,” he said. “But I fell in love with USC.”

USC also has verbal commitments from North Torrance linebacker Mique Juarez and tight end Isaac Garcia from Bellevue, Wash.

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