USC offers Gardena Serra defensive back Brandon Burton

Brandon Burton

Serra’s Brandon Burton, right, breaks up a pass intended for Alemany wide receiver Stanley Norman on Oct. 24, 2014.

(Eric Parsons / For The Times)

USC has circled back to Gardena Serra defensive back Brandon Burton.

“Blessed to have been re-offered by USC and their new coaching staff #FightOn,” Burton wrote on Twitter on Monday.

Burton was scheduled to release a Bleacher Report video last Saturday to announce his commitment, but postponed his decision.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Burton was reportedly set to choose between Florida State and UCLA.


Serra’s C.J. Pollard, Burton’s teammate, is the lone defensive back committed to USC’s 2016 recruiting class. Serra defensive lineman Oluwole Betiku also is committed to the Trojans.

USC has 14 committed players and six available scholarships.

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

Michael Pittman, WR/DB, Westlake Village Oaks Christian

Trevon Sidney, WR, La Puente Bishop Amat

Tyler Vaughns, WR, La Puente Bishop Amat

Cary Angeline, TE, Exton (Pa.) Downingtown East

Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei


Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa

Liam Jimmons, DL, Huntington Beach

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

Oluwole Betiku, DL, Gardena Serra

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

C.J. Pollard, DB, Gardena Serra

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