Deontay Burnett Commits to USC as a Blueshirt

By Hank Shaw

Just moments after the USC Trojans got live ESPNU commitments from defensive lineman Rasheem Green and linebacker John Houston, Serra’s Deontay Burnett committed to the Trojans an advanced blueshirt scholarship.

Burnett is a three-star wide receiver in the 247Sports Composite, ranked as the 85th best player in the state of California.

He committed to Washington State way back in July of 2014, and just this past weekend went on an official visit to Michigan that had some thinking he was flipping to the Wolverines.

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Burnett denied those rumors on Twitter, and three days later shocks the recruiting world by putting on a cardinal and gold cap as an addition to the Trojans’ 2015 recruiting class.

Since Burnett did not have an official visit or an arranged in-home visit, he is eligible for the advance scholarship.

USC will be able to bring him on as a scholarship player after the first day of fall camp, making him eligible to play in 2015, but as an inital scholarship counter for the 2016 recruiting cycle.

All in all, Burnett will be the ninth member of the Serra Cavaliers on the USC roster and the fourth of the 2015 class alongside Green, Houston and preferred walk-on commit Caleb Wilson.

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