DB Israel Mukuamu of Bossier City, LA, a former Berkeley High standout, made his official visit to USC over the weekend with his parents. He has been committed to Florida State but USC, and others, continue to recruit him hard. He saw USC’s defense perhaps at its finest in the win over Arkansas with three touchdowns on returns. That, along with the message from Will Muschamp on Sunday, left an impression on him.
“I really loved the visit, it was a much needed visit and a helpful visit,” Mukuamu said. “It was just getting a more in depth visit as far as seeing where I’m at and where they see me playing in their system. I talked with Coach Muschamp and he said he felt like this would be the best place for me as far as knowing people, being from the state and getting to play early and change the program.”
While watching Saturday’s game, Mukuamu obviously was focused on the defense and the secondary.
“I loved it,” he said. “The defense really played great and took a few back for a touchdown. They just played phenomenal.”
Mukuamu said he was hosted by JaMarcus King and Keisean Nixon. He also met with the academic people from the university.
Mukuamu also has taken an official visit to Indiana. He will visit Georgia this coming weekend and he has Florida State scheduled for October 20th. He expects it will take him up to the early signing date to finalize his plans.
“I’m still committed but I’m still going to think thru it and leave it up to God and keep praying,” Mukuamu said. “I’m going to keep them (USC) in mind. The visit did help close the gap.”