Seneca, SC --
"What do you mean, Los Angeles?"
Sean Graham was born and raised in Seneca, South Carolina, a town of about 8,000. He lives with his parents and younger sister next door to the house of Senator Lindsey Graham, who has now been in Congress for over 20 years.
Graham has always been into football, and he plays TE and DE for Seneca High's team. Recruiting service Rivals ranked him as one of the top two receiving TEs in the nation.
When the time to begin the recruiting process began, he decided to leave the handling of his recruitment to his father, Brittany. "I knew he could help me along the way to make the best choice for my future," he told the Los Angeles Times.
Graham received interest primarily from two schools - USC (in California) and Clemson. "When my dad told me that the two schools that were coming after me were Clemson and USC, I was very excited. I'm really close to my family and I wanted to stay nearby, so the two main schools in South Carolina recruiting me sounded like a dream."
As the cycle went on, Clemson's interest started to drop off and USC was coming after Graham hard. "I have a lot of respect for Coach @Hagan, but I was wondering why he had changed his accent while he was talking to me," Graham said. "Still, there were signs I should have known. When I asked coach how [true freshman from Seneca, ILB Greg] Schlosser was doing at inside backer, he was really confused and said that someone named 'Nate Garrett' was playing very well. I thought he was just having a moment."
Since USC was the only school still showing significant interest, Graham decided he would commit so he could focus on his academics first. It was only after he announced his commitment on Twitter and he began receiving excited replies from the Trojan faithful did he realize what he had done. Two days after his initial Tweet, he tweeted once again: "My dad has always told me I should keep my word no matter what, so I've decided to head out to California to play under Coach Jumbo despite my mistake. Hopefully we can can compete for the SEC next year!"
He probably has some learning to do - but it'll have to happen quickly, as he could reportedly start for the Trojans as soon as next season.