USC hoping to be new home for House Jr.

May 10, 2014 

Danuel House while with the Houston Cougars

TROY TAORMINA — USA TODAY Sports

6-7 Houston transfer Danuel House Jr. made USC the first stop of his second recruiting campaign making an official visit from Thursday thru Saturday with his parents. House got a look at the facilities, met with the staff and learned more about the academic opportunities.

"It was wonderful, it was a wonderful experience," House said Saturday evening. "I got to see the campus, the arena and I got to know coach Martin on a personal level and and his staff on a personal level. And I had a great time with my host Tyrone (Johnson). It was really nice to see how the school put time and effort into the men's basketball program in order for the coaches and the players to have very nice things to get recruits to come to their facilities."

From his conversations with Martin and the staff, House believes he gained a good understanding of their vision for the future and how he would fit in.

"Coach Martin told me he need a scoring guard, and a big scoring guard, and I fit the description of what he's looking for, athletic, all and I can score the basketball," House said. "

Next up for House will be a visit to UCLA May 13th. He is also set to see UNLV May 31st. Iowa also is in his visiting plans but no date has been set. So with four schools on his mind right, not, House has an option of joining a program in the building process or a program that's already established as a winner (UCLA, UNLV, Iowa).

"Every program that's recruiting me can help me get to the next level and we also can win," House said. "Big program, small program, there's no such thing in my language because every program has some type of impact. "

House said he couldn't judge what his visit to USC does for the Gamecocks in his thinking until he visits the other schools but he said he did leave Columbia with a good understanding and clarity of what the USC program is all about.

House said he won't make a decision until he takes his other visits and he's still planning to appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility.

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