The Trojans have had their fourth de-commitment from the Class of 2013, as Sebastian LaRue out of Santa Monica announced via Twitter this afternoon that he had de-committed from USC.
Decomitted from USC.
— Sebastian LaRue (@SebastianLarue1) January 2, 2013
Despite being committed since back in July, LaRue had long be considered to be a defector to Lane Kiffin’s recruiting class, as he’s flirted with multiple schools including Washington State, Notre Dame and Texas A&M.
The Trojans have set a January 18th date for their group official visit for committed players. However, LaRue scheduled a trip to College Station that weekend to visit with Kevin Sumlin’s Texas A&M Aggies, all but eliminating the effect of the Sun Bowl loss to Georgia Tech on Monday.
Without LaRue, the Trojans now have just one receiver currently on board for 2013, and that is 4-star Steven Mitchell out of Alemany.
Without LaRue out of the mix, the Trojans have 14 committed players, leaving three spots open to fill out the class.
Due to sanctions, USC is allowed to bring in 15 players, but three slots were carried over from the Class of 2012 as Kiffin signed just 12 players is last year’s class. While that gave the Trojans 18 spots, Silas Redd’s transfer from Penn State in July accounts for one of those spots, leaving the Trojans to bring in a total of 17 players in 2013.