Today, 2009 standout power forward Renardo Sidney (Fairfax, CA) surprised no one when he picked University of Southern California.
Other schools in the running for his services were UCLA, UNLV, Virginia, Texas and Mississippi State.
Earlier in the week it looked like he was headed to cross-town rival UCLA until on Wednesday when they decided to end their recruitment of him. This opened the door back up for USC to come in make a final pitch to the Sidney family on why USC was the place for Renardo.
He has had an outstanding senior campaign putting up big numbers well leading his team to a 24-3 record thus far. He is averaging 24.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.
Now he must get over the hurdle of getting a qualifying SAT score to finalize this commitment. He is planning on taking the SAT’s for the first time on March 16, 2009.