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USC Trojans Football: 4-Star Local Defender Considering SC After 2 Visits

Daryus Dixson is considering staying in Southern California.

Mater Dei has long been a hotbed for USC recruiting, producing the likes of Amon-Ra St. Brown, Matt Barkley, and Matt Leinart, to name a few.

With four-star defensive back Daryus Dixson, the Trojans have a chance to land another star player from Mater Dei as he continues his recruiting process.

According to Jarett Perez of, Dixson has been getting along well with defensive backs coach Donte Williams as USC competes with Tennessee and Washington to land the highly-touted recruit.

"Me and Donte's relationship is very good. I would rank his (relationship) very high," said Dixson. "He's a day-to-day guy. I can talk to him about any situation."

(Via Jarett Perez,

Dixson, a 6-1, 180-pound cornerback, has a strong ability to read coverages, and his size lends itself when defending passes and allows him to play anywhere in the secondary.

Dixson told Perez that he has yet to make a decision but that USC stood out among his options. Program fit and depth at his position are among the factors Dixson is considering as he decides where to play.

The junior could arrive at a tumultuous time for the Trojans, as the recent trend has shown that USC defenses are not the best in college football. USC has allowed the 95th-most yards per game in all of college football, better than only 13 Power 5 programs.

With defensive coordinator Alex Grinch's job security under scrutiny, one has to wonder what the Trojan's defensive identity will be by 2025, which would be Dixson's first season with the team.

As a junior, there is plenty of time for Dixson, who has visited USC twice, to make his decision.

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