It’s a been a wild day for Lane Kiffin’s USC Trojans, with the de-commitments of three players: Jalen Ramsey, Jason Hatcher and Torrodney Prevot. Now, without the five-star Ramsey on board and with the Trojans’ secondary being the unit with the most need, USC has finally offered a scholarship Jermaine Kelly, per Greg Biggins.
Kelly, a four-star defensive back from Salesian in Los Angeles, has been committed to Steve Sarkisian’s Washington Huskies since January 7th, following a December de-commitment from UCLA. Kiffin visited him back on January 14th at Salesian, but didn’t offer him until today.
At this point, with Ramsey out, Kiffin is desperate for something to turn the tide. But with less than 12 hours until Signing Day is it too little too late for Kelly?
It might be, especially since Kelly is a local recruit that had to wait until the very end of his recruitment for an offer.
Last year, Bryce Treggs out of Bellflower listened to the Trojans right before Signing Day, but stayed true to Cal as he waited out an offer from USC that never came. Kelly got the offer this year, but he’s made it clear he’s 100 committed to Washington, making it a long shot that he’ll flip.
According to Scout’s head recruiting analyst for the state of California, Greg Biggins, Kelly has the most impressive recruiting film he’s ever seen. See for yourself, by clicking here.