USC notes: Petite nears decision

HAYWARD, Calif. -- After a mini tour of programs and some careful deliberation, decision time is fast approaching for ESPN 300 tight end Tyler Petite.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect has seemingly narrowed a long list down to Duke and USC, and he has one final trip to see the Trojans remaining on his itinerary before making the call. The Blue Devils made a great impression earlier this spring, but it appears USC assistant coach Marques Tuiasosopo and offensive coordinator Clay Helton should have the last opportunity to make their pitch.