Loften heading to USC this weekend

by Matt Prehm on January 26, 2010

in Tennessee Vols Football Recruiting

Just a few days ago caught up with Eddrick Loften (Irving, TX/Nimitz HS) about his official visit to Tennessee the previous weekend and then a in home visit from the coaching staff with head coach Derek Dooley and then coach Willie Mack Garza.

“Yes sir I committed to Tennessee this past Saturday morning,” says Loften. “I felt like it was right and that I was ready to be a Volunteer.”

“I called the new secondary coach, Terry Joseph, to give him the news that I committed and he was really excited. He gave the phone to coach Dooley and he too was really excited.”

Loften is a Vol but with Garza moving to USC things have changed slightly says Loften.

“I canceled my visits to Kansas State and Texas AM because I committed to Tennessee but just before you and I talked coaches from USC gave me a call and asked me to come out to USC for an official visit this weekend.”

Loften will head to USC to check out the campus at USC and see what USC is all about but still wants to make it known he’s committed to Tennessee.

“I don’t really know much about USC besides the history part of being a good football team,” explained Loften. “I am going out there to check it out, see what coach Garza has out at USC and learn and compare. I am still a Volunteer but I just want to check out USC.”

Loften credited his relationship with Garza to be a big reason he’s checking out USC.

“Coach Garza gave me a call and asked if I was interested and because I’ve gotten to know him so well and he’s such a great coach I felt it was needed to give them a shot.”

Loften will check out USC this weekend and when his official visit is wrapped up will check in with him to see his status with Tennessee.

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