July 24, 2007
Orange (Calif.) Lutheran tight end Blake Ayles had his pick of college destinations, but Tuesday, he decided to end the chase for his commitment.
After unofficially visiting Wisconsin, Ohio State, UCLA, Arizona State and USC, Ayles formed a list of six top college choices. It turned out that his final unofficial visit capped off his recruitment.
"I decided to commit to USC," said Ayles. "I thought about taking my official visits first, but I feel like USC is the right choice for me."
While Ayles announced his commitment today, he made his official pledge to USC a week ago.
"I actually went up to SC Wednesday to see the campus one last time. I wasn't really going to talk to the coaches or anything. I just went to hang out with Aaron (Corp) and watch the team workout.
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