Newport Harbor High junior setter Cinnamon Sary said she has verbally committed to play for the USC women's volleyball program after she graduates from high school.
Sary, a two-time Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team pick, said she informed USC Thursday when visiting its campus.
"USC and Pepperdine were my top two choices," said Sary, who earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I-AA and first-team All-Sunset League honors in 2010. "I visited both campuses and I liked both, but something about USC feels like home to me. Also, USC has a prestigious film school and that's what I want to study and I'm ultimately going for an education."
Sary said the decision was a tough one, but it helped having a familiar face at USC.
At Newport Harbor in 2009, Sary played with Kirby Burnham, a current Trojan. Sary and Burnham led the Sailors to a CIF Southern Section Division I-AA title and CIF State Division I title.