First the good news: Four-star linebacker out of Florida Quinton Powell has officially signed with the Trojans, as it was announced on ESPNU today.
Now onto the bad news:
It was not completely unexpected, but Redlands defensive lineman Kylie Fitts officially committed to UCLA on Tuesday night. Fitts, as you may remember, was set to enroll in the spring semester, but at the last moment, there wasn’t a spot for him, due to a Trojan senior failing to graduate on time.
In a further hit to USC, four-star lineman Torrodney Prevot signed with Oregon after decommitting from the Trojans on Tuesday night, while cornerback Jalen Ramsey and five-star OLB Matthew Thomas have committed to Florida State.
Additionally, the Robinson twins, who took an official visit to USC last month in the wake of Chip Kelly’s defection to the NFL, have elected to stay with their commitment to Oregon.
Last summer, USC was projected to have the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation with 18 verbal commits. With a disappointing 7-6 season, a wave of negative publicity surrounding Lane Kiffin and several decommits, USC’s class now stands at No. 10 including, six early-enrollment players and the newest Trojan, Quinton Powell.
USC’s Class of 2013 as of 9:15am:
QB Max Browne – Enrolled
DT Kenny Bigelow – Enrolled
DB Su’a Cravens – Enrolled
RB Justin Davis – Enrolled
DB Chris Hawkins – Enrolled
DB Leon McQuay III – Enrolled
LB Michael Hutchings – Signed
WR Steven Mitchell – Signed
OL Khaliel Rodgers – Signed
LB Quinton Powell - Signed
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