Foothill High's Isaiah Langley committed to USC on Tuesday, making the announcement on ESPNU from The Opening football showcase event in Oregon.

The versatile Langley, who is rated as a four-star prospect by multiple recruiting services, had narrowed his choices to five Pac-12 schools -- UCLA, USC, Oregon, Cal and Arizona State -- before declaring for the Trojans.

"It's a great education and at the same time playing for a prestigious program," Langley said on the ESPNU broadcast.

He can make his commitment official by signing a letter of intent during the early signing period in February.

Langley, who is 6-foot and 164-pounds, is rated as the No. 71 overall recruit in the nation by Scout and No. 94 overall by Rivals.

Considered an athlete during the recruiting process, Langley said he intends to focus on cornerback at USC. He also played wide receiver during his junior season at Foothill.

"I'm fully committed to playing corner," Langley said. "If they want to put the rock in my hand I can do that, too, but very little. I'm a defensive player."

Langley said his relationship with former El Cerrito star D.J. Calhoun, who was committed to USC before flipping to Arizona State, helped him realize he wanted to go to Los Angeles.

"I have a very close connection with him and he'd taken me down there," Langley said. "I just fell in love with the campus. Ever since then, I knew this was where I wanted to be."


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Langley is one of four East Bay players invited to attend the prestigious camp held at the Nike headquarters.

San Leandro's Stephen Johnson also made his commitment to UCLA from the event on Tuesday evening.

Kahlil McKenzie, a defensive lineman who is transferring from De La Salle to Clayton Valley Charter for his senior year, is expected to make his commitment to either Tennessee or Arizona on Thursday's telecast.