The USC Class of 2013 filled its final spot when four-star defensive end Torrodney Prevot committed to USC. The Houston native tweeted his announcement Sunday afternoon:
—Creating The Hype (@TorrodneyPrevot) July 29, 2012
Prevot gives USC 18 commitments for the class of 2013–the maximum amount–with three counting as early enrollees. He joins DT Kenny Bigelow, DT Eddie Vanderdoes, DE Jason Hatcher, and DE Kylie Fitts, and incredibly stacked, talented bunch, as a part of USC’s defense of the future.
He had favored Texas A&M, LSU, and Texas for a long time, so this is a huge get for USC.
With his commitment, USC is done recruiting for 2013…for now, anyway. However, if all 18 athletes honor their commitments until National Signing Day, that would have an adverse impact on USC’s current recruitment of a certain running back from Penn State:
If this class were to stay fully in tact, USC would not have room for Silas Redd.
— Scott Enyeart (@ScottEnyeart) July 29, 2012
Because USC is sanctioned, it cannot go over its 75 scholarship limit to bring it Redd. So now, the only way Redd can join the ranks of Troy is if WR Dareus Rodgers, a 2012 commit, is determined to be academically ineligible by the NCAA, or if someone currently on the team is demoted to walk-on status.
Redd took a visit to USC on Saturday, after Lane Kiffin traveled to Connecticut to visit with him last week. It had been reported that if he were to transfer, it would be to USC because of the championship opportunity that the Trojans are poised with. Now that Prevot has committed, Redd’s future with USC is even more uncertain.
Anything can still happen until National Signing Day, but for now, USC has reached the end of its recruiting trail. The Trojans will likely focus their efforts on making a way, if possible, for Silas Redd to suit up for them this fall.
For a complete look at USC’s Class of 2013, click here.