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How USC landed O.J. Mayo

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05:21 AM ET 05.13 | The prize recruit with the breathtaking hang time just happened to land in Tim Floyd's lap. Remember the charming tale Floyd told last year about the stranger who walked unannounced into his office at USC and asked if he had ever heard of O. J. Mayo? Of course he had, Floyd said he told this mystery man, who proceeded to say that Mayo, soon to be a West Virginia high school senior, one of college basketball's most wanted, was very much interested in blessing his program. When Floyd asked for Mayo's number, he was told: "O. J. doesn't give out his cell. He'll call you." When Mayo did, he asked Floyd how many more scholarships he had left, besides the one reserved for him. Floyd told him he had three. "Don't worry about recruiting," Mayo said. "I'll take care of it."

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