USC recruiting update: Official visits planned for the weekend

USC recruiting update: Three out-of-state recruits will take official visits this weekend

Terry Godwin, a defensive back from Georgia, is among three out-of-state recruits who will make official visits to USC this weekend.

Godwin committed to Georgia in January but said he is “still open” to other schools.

“I’m hoping to see the amazing school that everyone talks about to me and the whole coaching staff,” said Godwin, who has been recruited by defensive backs coach Keith Heyward. “I just want to see how they plan on using me if I come there.”

Godwin's trip to USC is his first official visit. He said he would also visit Georgia, Alabama and Auburn.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro High receiver Christian Kirk, Salem Hills (Utah) linebacker Porter Gustin, Granite Bay, Calif., linebacker Cameron Smith and Ventura St. Bonaventure quarterback Ricky Town also will visit USC this weekend.

Kirk and Gustin remain top targets for the Trojans.

USC coaches were expected to make an in-home visit with Kirk this week, but Kirk’s mother tweeted that the visit was postponed because of illness.

Gustin was at the Coliseum last Saturday to watch USC defeat Notre Dame. He said he wanted to return for an official visit to become better acquainted with the coaches and players.

“I think knowing your teammates is a huge bonus,” Gustin said, “because you are always around them and they become your family.”

Gustin has visited Notre Dame. He said he would visit Arizona State and would choose from among Ohio State, Oregon, Florida State, Arkansas and Louisiana State for his final two visits.

Smith and Town have signed financial aid agreements and will enroll in January.

Smith hosted linebackers coach Peter Sirmon for an in-home visit on Monday.

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