5-Star QB Prospect Matt Corral Decommits from USC

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2017

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Matt Corral, one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2018 recruiting class, has decommitted from USC to consider other schools.

Tom Loy of 247Sports first reported the QB's decision Saturday. Chris Swanson and Drew Krinsky of Rivals confirmed the news.

Corral is a 5-star prospect who rates as the No. 10 overall recruit in the 2018 class, according to theΒ Scout.comΒ player rankings. He's also listed as the third-best quarterback and the top QB from the state of California in next year's incoming group.

Last month, he toldΒ Adam GorneyΒ of Rivals he was still in contact with other interested programs, including Georgia, despite his commitment to the Trojans in February 2016.

"They keep hitting me up and I'm going to keep listening to what they have to say," Corral said. "It is shut down but I'm still open ears to whoever wants to tell me whatever they want."

He added at the time: "It's always been a dream to be a Trojan. I have to do what's best for me. That doesn't mean I'm decommitting from SC. It just means I'm open ears to other colleges."

Now that he's officially pursuing other options, he'll likely receive a new wave of interest from Power Five programs around the country.

Corral is a pro-style quarterback with impressive arm strength, improving accuracy and the potential to become one of the top gunslingers at the collegiate level. He's not a top-tier athlete for the position, but his footwork is fluid enough to keep him out of trouble against the rush.

Unfortunately for the Trojans, Loy reported the coveted QB will "no longer consider USC moving forward," despite previously calling it a "dream" program. The 247Sports report also listed Alabama and Florida as other contenders beyond Georgia.

A timetable for making his new college choice wasn't immediately announced.


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