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Football: Does Pete Carroll know about Rio Ruiz?

November 22, 2009 |  1:14 pm

Rio Ruiz, a sophomore at La Puente Bishop Amat, is committed to USC for baseball, but Pete Carroll might want to take a look at him for football.

Ruiz, who plays receiver and free safety, caught the winning 40-yard touchdown pass in Friday night's 28-21 victory over Mater Dei.

He could be a first-round baseball draft choice by his senior year as an infielder, but he loves USC. He committed last spring as a freshman.

"USC was always one of my favorite schools since I was a kid," he said. "I just grew close to the school and always dreamed about being a Trojan."

Well, as good as a baseball player he is, he's not bad in football either.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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