Reed McMackin, who helped lead Chatsworth High to a City Section baseball title this year, signed a national letter of intent Tuesday with USC.
McMackin accepted a partial scholarship, choosing USC over UC Riverside and Arizona. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-hander also played first base at Chatsworth but will concentrate on pitching at USC.
A visit to the USC campus this month pushed McMackin into the Trojan camp, he said.
“I was in awe with all the tradition that goes with the school,” he said. “It was like walking through history. They have a great baseball program and offer a great education. It seemed like the best opportunity for me.”
McMackin posted a 12-2 record with a 1.98 earned-run average this year and set school records for wins in a season and a career (22). He also batted .402 with 28 runs batted in this year and shared the 4-A Division player of the year award with El Camino Real’s Pat Treend.
Chatsworth defeated El Camino Real, 3-2, for the 4-A title.