4-star Wide Receiver Decommits

Eldridge Massington-West MesquiteEldridge Massington has decommitted from the USC class of 2013, and will reopen his recruitment in search of a program that will admit him for the spring semester. The Texas prospect informed the staff of his withdrawal on Monday, after being told that the program had no room for the 6-3, 205-pound receiver for the upcoming term.

Massington missed the entire senior season at West Mesquite while recovering from a torn ACL. In that time, he fulfilled the academic requirements necessary for early graduation, in hopes of landing in Southern California to rehabilitate his knee in the spring. He was informed in a phone call from Lane Kiffin that a program operating with reduced scholarships would not have the necessary space to fulfill his wishes. The change in plan trigger a change of heart, and eventually a change in commitment and college choice.

A year ago, it was Kelvin York that appeared to fall victim to USC reductions. The running back also suffered an ACL tear, which prompted the Trojan staff to reconsider his pledge and force him out. A limited roster alter’s the target area,  and player health will either increase or decrease recruiting priority.

It is rumored that Massington has renewed interest in Arizona State, UCLA, Alabama, and Michigan. The USC class of 2013 has shrank to 16 commitments, with two months remaining before National Signing Day.


~ by Anthony on December 5, 2012.

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