Per Scott Wolf at Inside USC, Silas Redd arrived on campus Friday to begin his new career at USC. On Tuesday, Redd made it official that he would play for the Trojans for the 2012 season, upon his return to the east coast from his weekend visit in LA.
Fall Camp starts on Monday, so Redd is getting settled in at SC just in time to participate in the entire training camp. In doing so, he will be able to really immerse himself in and get acquainted with USC’s offense, and the coaching staff will be able to ascertain how to best utilize him.
No word yet on if Redd intends to keep his number, 25, while at SC, or if he will change it. Currently, No. 25 is issued to safety Gerald Bowman.
According to Wolf, Redd is going to use one of the three scholarships that USC has left over from the 2011 season. So at the midyear point, USC will only have two scholarships to give out to early enrollees. It has also been speculated that if class of 2012 wide receiver Darreus Rodgers does not qualify academically (which, at the time of writing this, had yet to be determined), then Redd could use his scholarship for 2012 and Rodgers would come as an early enrollee in 2013. The final, most awkward option, was that USC could use a scholarship from a walk-on that had previously earned one on a year-to-year basis.
Once camp begins, we will follow Redd’s progress and will have a better idea of exactly how Kiffin and the crew plan to use him.