El Cerrito High football standout Derik Calhoun orally committed to USC on Wednesday.

Calhoun, a 6-foot, 215-pound outside linebacker, announced his decision at Nike's The Opening, an elite camp in Beaverton, Oregon.

"Getting a degree from USC, that's just the main part," said Calhoun on ESPNU. "It's family.

"They expressed to me that it will be a real good chance for me starting because I'm graduating early."

According to ESPNU, Calhoun's finalists were Arizona State, Cal, Miami and UCLA in addition to USC.

Calhoun is a four-star recruit and is ranked seventh in the nation at his position by Rivals.com. Calhoun was a first-team all-East Bay selection by the Bay Area News Group last year as a junior.



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