Recruiting: WR Javon McKinley says he won't make official visit to USC

Recruiting: WR Javon McKinley says he won't make official visit to USC
Corona Centennial's Javon McKinley tries to intercept the ball as Serra's Cameron Hayes pulls him away in November. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Corona Centennial receiver Javon McKinley has listed USC, Oregon, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Ohio State and Miami as his favorite schools.

But the elite 2016 recruit won't make USC one of his five official visits in the fall.


"I've been to that school so many times that if I take that official, it is nothing new," McKinley said on Saturday at B2G's Elite Camp in Thousand Oaks.

McKinley, 6 feet 2 and 200 pounds, has set a date to visit Notre Dame and said he would coordinate trips to Oregon, Ohio State and Tennessee. He is undecided about his fifth visit.

McKinley grew up a Trojans fan -- and said that USC was near the top of his list -- but that he wanted to give each school equal consideration.

"'SC was the school, but now it's a clean slate. Every school starts from the bottom and can show me what they've got," he said.

USC has two receivers committed in its 2016 recruiting class and is expected to sign as many as five.

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

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

Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei

Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa

Keanu Saleapaga, DL, La Mirada


Liam Jimmons, DL, Huntington Beach

Daelin Hayes, LB, Ann Arbor (Michigan) Skyline

Mique Juarez, LB, North Torrance

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

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