Charles O’Bannon Jr., son of UCLA star, commits to USC

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Charles O’Bannon Jr. committed to USC on Friday afternoon.

A top 50 prospect in the class, this isn’t the kind of news that will likely get much play two days before Christmas.

The difference here is that O’Bannon isn’t just any recruit. He’s the son of former UCLA star Charles O’Bannon and the nephew of Ed O’Bannon, who was the National Player of the Year in 1995 when UCLA won a national title. Ed was also the face of a lawsuit against the NCAA’s use of player likenesses.

“They want what’s best for me and my future,” O’Bannon said of his Bruin family. “They totally support me going to USC.”