SOUTH BEND -- A pair of prospects with offers from Notre Dame verbally committed to USC on Wednesday.
Safety Max Redfield from Mission Viejo, Calif., committed to the 2013 class, bringing a total of 16 commitments to the class. The Trojans can take 18 commitments in this class if three enroll early to offset their 15 scholarship restriction from NCAA sanctions.
With few spots left at USC, the Irish may be able to garner interest from recruits that won't be able to join the Trojans. Redfield told the Tribune that he still plans to make an official visit to Notre Dame this fall.
Offensive tackle Casey Tucker from Chandler, Ariz., committed to the 2014 class. He's the third verbal commit for USC in the class, all offensive linemen.
Redfield is ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 4 safety by Rivals.com and No. 5 by 247Sports.com. Tucker is the No. 9 offensive tackle in the 2014 class according to 247Sports.
USC's 2013 class of 16 verbal commitments has surpassed Michigan for the No. 1 class according to both Rivals and 247Sports.
Hargreaves tweets ND visit
Five-star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III of Tampa, Fla., tweeted that he wouldn't be talking with reporters until after his road trip of visits across the country, but he did take to Twitter to describe his visit to Notre Dame.
The visit lasted roughly three hours with Hargreaves giving the visit "two thumbs up" when he was finished. He tweeted out a photo of him wearing a No. 24 Irish jersey and a photo of Touchdown Jesus.
He also shared that his father, University of South Florida assistant coach Vernon Hargreaves, enjoyed the visit.
"My dad is more exciting about ND than me babaha, calling all his buddies and bragging about it hahaha!" he tweeted.
Hargreaves has visited Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Clemson and Georgia since leaving South Bend on Monday.
Will he stick to football?
After being nationally recruited as a football player, including receiving an offer from Notre Dame, University of Washington signee Shaq Green-Thompson decided to give minor league baseball a shot when the Boston Red Sox drafted him in the 18th round.
Green-Thompson joined their Gulf Coast Rookie League team in June before heading to Washington for football in the fall, but the two-sport star has looked one-dimensional so far.
Green-Thompson has played in 12 games piling up 36 strikeouts in 37 at-bats. He has managed to reach base on eight walks and has scored three runs. The one fair ball came on July 6, a ground ball to the first baseman which plated a run for Green-Thompson's lone RBI of the season.
Notre Dame was among the top five or six programs that Green-Thompson had said to be considering before signing with Washington. Rivals ranked Green-Thompson as the No. 1 safety and No. 2 player overall in the class of 2012.
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