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USC Football Recruiting: Trojans Land Safety Max Redfield

LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 11:  Head coach Lane Kiffin watches the USC Trojans warm up for their game with the Virginia Cavaliers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 11 2010 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Lane Kiffin watches the USC Trojans warm up for their game with the Virginia Cavaliers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 11 2010 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Max Redfield, a top safety recruit, committed to the USC Trojans Wednesday, as first reported by Rivals' Gerard Martinez. Redfield is one of the top safety recruits in the country, earning a consensus four-star rating and placing ninth nationally among defensive backs in a consensus of the top four recruiting services.

Listed at 6'2 and 195 pounds, Redfield profiles similarly to rising USC senior safety, T.J. McDonald. SB Nation scout Derrell Warren profiled Redfield in early June:

Redfield is an athletic looking safety who is at his best in pass coverage. He possesses the instincts and football intelligence necessary to flourish within a variety of different schemes. As a single high safety, Redfield exhibits great instincts and range. He has compact footwork and rare suddenness out of his breaks for a longer athlete. This attribute allows Redfield an extra split second before driving on the football. At the next level, this trait will need to be accompanied by a certain level of discipline as Redfield could be baited into committing early or susceptible to double moves by prematurely attempting to jump the route. That said, quarterbacks often will throw the ball into a seemingly unoccupied area of the field, then Redfield has the ability to quickly close in an attempt to create a turnover.

Redfield joins Su'a Cravens to form the best safety pair in the country.

The Trojans now sit at 16 commitments and have room for just two more, thanks to NCAA sanctions.

For more on Trojans football, visit USC blog Conquest Chronicles, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Los Angeles.