Just two days from now, it’ll all be coming to an end, as Lane Kiffin’s Class of 2013 will finally be finalized on Wednesday’s National Signing Day. While Kiffin and company await the faxes, we’ve compiled the times as to when you should keep your eyes open to Twitter, TV or the internet. Here’s the schedule, so plan your trips to the break room accordingly.
7:00 pm (Tues.) – Kylie Fitts
The most notable de-commitment in USC’s class, Fitts is still considering the Trojans, along with UCLA and Notre Dame. Lane Kiffin opted to defer his scholarship in favor of Leon McQuay III as a citing of Fitts’ long-time admirable for USC football being strong enough to accept a parlay, but it might not pay off in the end. Fitts has raved about his trips to UCLA and wore blue to the USC-UCLA basketball game this past week. For the Trojans, the hope is that his unofficial visit to USC on Sunday afternoon –the last visit of any sort for Fitts– was enough for Kiffin to best Jim Mora.
6:15 am – Matthew Thomas
The Miami linebacker is considering his hometown Canes, in addition to Florida State, USC and Alabama. He appears to be favoring his in-state schools, though his official to USC on January 18th was reported to be a success.
8:00am – Jalen Ramsey
Ramsey has been committed to the Trojans since July, though for months, USC has been fighting off teams chomping at the bit for his services, including the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles. The current vibe sees it as an FSU/USC split, though he’ll be signing his letter of intent alongside high school teammate and future Gator Max Staver.
8:20 am – Torrodney Prevot
Big news over the weekend was that Notre Dame was dropped by Prevot, meaning it will come down to USC and Texas A&M. Prevot has been committed to USC since the summer but has been to College Station multiple times. The Aggies have 32 commitments but only two are at defensive end, while the Trojans have just one, and that’s Jason Hatcher.
9:15 am – Quinton Powell on ESPNU
Florida is no longer in the running for Powell, as the four-star linebacker tweeted on Saturday that his final four is USC, Oregon, Miami and South Carolina. Unlike Thomas, Powell seems to be a heavy lean towards the Trojans, which would give USC two four-star linebackers in Powell and Michael Hutchings.
12:30 pm – A’Shawn Robinson
The Trojans were just put out of the running over the weekend, as Robinson de-committed from Texas. He’s technically not publicly committed to Alabama, but with Texas and USC seemingly out of the picture, it’s almost a certainty he’ll put on a Crimson Tide cap on Wednesday, according to reports.
5:00 pm – Eddie Vanderdoes on MaxPreps.com
Depending who you believe, Vanderdoes is a lock to go to USC, UCLA, Notre Dame or Alabama, though he’s still considering Tosh Lupoi’s Huskies up in Seattle. Vanderdoes visited Alabama this past weekend and raved about it on Twitter, a sentiment he had last week after a trip to Notre Dame. Sources close to Vanderdoes indicate that academics and a family feel is the deciding factor, though many analysts have tabbed location as the be-all and end-all for Vanderdoes, giving him a UCLA lean. Either way, going into his presser, it appears that there isn’t an overwhelming favorite.
NOTE: All times are Pacific.