After a weekend full of positive recruiting news for USC, they suffered a potential setback on Monday.
According to Adam Gorney of Rivals.com, USC target and three-star athlete Charles Nelson (Daytona Beach, Fla./Seabreeze) has committed to Oregon.
Report: Charles Nelson has committed to #Oregon
— Adam Gorney (@adamgorney) January 27, 2014
Nelson took his official visit to USC during the big Jan. 17 weekend and is likely a casualty of the numbers game Steve Sarkisian needs to play with limited scholarships available.
Nelson’s commitment to the Ducks come after he officially visited the university over the Jan. 24 weekend.
In losing Nelson to the Ducks, it places a greater emphasis on Sarkisian signing five-star wide receiver Adoree’ Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra) and/or Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif./Central East).
Nelson held scholarship offers from the Ducks, Trojans and West Virginia, among several other universities.
Depth at the wide receiver position was an issue last season with multiple injuries, which Sarkisian is in the process of addressing with athlete Ajene Harris (Los Angeles, Calif./Crenshaw) and athlete Rahshead Johnson (Long Beach, Calif./Cabrillo) set to sign with USC on Feb. 5.
With the Trojans currently sitting at 15 commits for the 2014 class, Sarkisian has just over one week until National Signing Day to get the final pieces in place.