While many of USC’s recruits have not expressed concern over the nosedive the Trojans have taken this season after being pegged to play for the BCS Title a summer ago, Mission Viejo S Max Redfield did not share those sentiments and as of Sunday night has decommitted from USC.
Mission Viejo (Calif.) four-star safety Max Redfield says he has opened up his recruitment and is no longer committed to #USC.
— Gerard Martinez (@gmartlive) November 5, 2012
Redfield had re-classified himself as a “soft commit” to USC weeks before the Trojans took on the Ducks on Saturday, so there is no real way to gauge just how much the loss played into his decision. According to recruiting experts, Oregon has recently began to express more interest in Redfield and the Ducks as well as Notre Dame are now high on his list.
Going into the season, USC was the sexy team that appealed to recruits, making something out of nothing with the 2011 season and looking prime to rise from the ashes in 2012 and make a statement. Fast forward to November and that statement is three losses, no wins against a quality opponent, and many other head-scratching moments.
As of now, Redfield is the only player to decommit, but his decision–and ultimately the way USC finishes out the season–could cause a ripple effect through the rest of the Class of 2013.
Scout.com also reported on Sunday night that DE Eddie Vanderdoes will take an official visit to Washington this weekend. This visit has been in the works for months now, thought Vanderdoes says he is still solid on USC.
For an updated look at the Class of 2013, click here.