Leonard Williams, the No. 53 overall prospect on Rivals.com and the No. 5 overall strongside defensive end, will sign his letter of intent to USC.
The signing comes off as a surprise as the product from Mainland high school, Daytona, Fla. was strongly considering Auburn University and Florida Unversity. Swaying away a top prospect from the opposite side of the nation is always a tough process, but top recruiter Ed Orgeron is always a threat to do that.
Williams will join a young defensive line roster and looks to play at the end spot, although he played all defensive line positions in high school.
The prospect was selected to participate at the Under Armour All-American bowl and collected two sacks in the game.
Williams first had interest at USC after unofficially visiting last summer when the Trojans hosted its annual Risings Star camp, which hosts some of the top prospects in the nation to run drills on campus.
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