USC’s lauded Class of 2013 lost its second member today, as 4-star wide receiver Eldridge Massington from Mesquite, Texas announced his decommitment from Lane Kiffin’s Trojans.
WR Eldridge Massington decommits from #USC.
— Brandon Williams (@BW_Recruiting) December 4, 2012
Massington committed to the Trojans back in June and was one of three wide receivers to commit to the Trojans, along with Steven Mitchell of Alemany and Sebastian LaRue of Santa Monica.
With Massington out of the mix for the time being as he opens his recruitment, USC’s class stands at 16 commitments, one shy of the maximum allowed due to sanctions, early enrollees and Silas Redd’s transfer from Penn State.
Four-star safety Max Redfield of Mission Viejo decommitted from the Trojans last month, and with the extra scholarships, the Trojans now have more ammo in the race for 5-star safety Leon McQuay III out of Tampa, who along with Redfield, will visit USC with the committed early enrollees this weekend.
Over the summer, Massington’s commitment made waves after he tore an ACL that cost him his senior season in high school. Despite that, the Trojans kept his scholarship offer intact and Massington was a solid verbal, as evident when tweeted that he was a ‘USC man’ last week, after an in-home visit from USC coaches.
Per 247 Sports Scott Schrader on Twitter, Massington’s rationale is due to being asked to enroll in June, and not as an early enrollee as planned.