USC Football Recruiting: Handicapping New Commitment Possibilities

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USC Football Recruiting: Handicapping New Commitment Possibilities
Eldridge Massington (photo from

With the news of Mesquite, TX wide receiver Eldridge Massington's recent decommittment from USC, the Trojans now have two spots open to complete their 2013 recruiting class.

Massington, an extremely talented wideout who combines great size (6'3", 205 lbs) and excellent speed (4.4 forty), surprised many with his defection which, according to's Erin Hartigan, was due to USC not having an early enrollment spot available in January.

Said Massington, "They said I couldn't graduate in January. Three seniors didn't get their credits so they don't have a spot (scholarship) for me in January. I'd have to come in June; and that's not what's best for me so I had to do it."

Coupled with safety Max Redfield's defection a couple of weeks ago, the Trojans now will look to other players to round out what is expected to be one of the finest recruiting classes in the nation.

But who will these players be?

This slideshow will look at some likely candidates to fill these spots and offer some analysis as to the likelihood of these players moving west to play for the cardinal and gold.

Bear in mind that nothing is certain until a signature is faxed on a letter of intent, but in the meantime here is some idle speculation...

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