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USC Football Recruiting: Dillon Faamatau flips to Oklahoma

Alicia de Artola
Jun 5, 2017, 3:00 PM PDT
Apr 8, 2017; Norman, OK, USA; Helmets on the field prior to action during the spring game at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 8, 2017; Norman, OK, USA; Helmets on the field prior to action during the spring game at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Junior college transfer defensive tackle Dillon Faamatau flipped his commitment from USC Football to Oklahoma Monday after visiting the Sooners.

Dillon Faamatau is no longer a USC commit. The former ASU defensive lineman and current JUCO transfer recruit backed off his pledge to the Trojans and committed to Oklahoma, per his Twitter account and SoonerScoop.com.

Though the player did not directly tweet out his commitment, as he did when pledging to the Trojans, Faamatau now describes himself as an OU commit on his Twitter profile.

Faamatau visited the Sooners over the weekend.

A former three-star commit out of Norwalk, Faamatua signed with Arizona State in 2015 and redshirted as a freshman. However, he left the Sun Devils and came back home to enroll at Cerritos College.

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Faamatua thrived at Cerritos, with 32 tackles and a sack in ten games playing defensive tackle.

He stands 6-foot-4, 305 pounds and was expected to help bolster USC’s defensive line either as a 2018 addition or a transfer this summer.

Though USC would have welcomed Faamatau’s size and experience, the Trojans have worked to rebuild the defensive line recently. As a result, Faamatau’s defection shouldn’t hurt too badly.

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In the class of 2017, USC added four new defensive linemen, including highly-touted prospects Marlon Tuipulotu and Jay Tufele. The Trojans already have a commitment from four-star 2018 defensive tackle prospect Tuli Letuligasenoa.

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