Sage Hill standout running back Taylor Ross (5-9, 195) -- the school's all-time leading rusher -- has accepted a preferred walk-on at USC, Lightning coach J.R. Tolver reports.
Tolver said the Trojans like Ross at running back but the senior also can play defensive back and kick.
Ross posted some huge numbers and is an excellent athlete. He has played soccer and lacrosse at Sage Hill.
In 2010, he rushed for almost 1,900 yards and racked up 90 tackles. Tolver said Ross made big strides from his junior to senior season.
"If you look at his film ... and take away the small-school stigma," Tolver said, "people would be impressed."
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