Former USC quarterback commit Matt Corral said the Trojans are still in the running for his signature despite his recent de-commitment.
USC’s Matt Corral recruiting saga still has wheels it seems.
The five-star quarterback, who de-committed from the Trojans in June, still lists USC among his favorites.
“SC is still in it,” Corral told Jim Halley of USA Today, listing Miami, Georgia, Florida and Alabama as other schools he is considering.
Corral had been committed to the Trojans since the spring of 2016, ending his pledge just over a year after he made it. Back then Corral attended Oaks Christian, but he transferred to Long Beach Poly this January.
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Though Corral’s transfer being linked to an alleged altercation at Oaks Christian put his status in question, it was still a surprise when the quarterback’s de-commitment came to light, described in reports as a mutual parting of ways. Some suggested that it was not so mutual.
The nature of that de-commitment makes Corral’s inclusion of USC in his favorites difficult to interpret. The quarterback could have an interest in the Trojans which is no longer reciprocated regardless of his list. Or USC may have made a push to get back in Corral’s good graces. Or there may have been a mutual reevaluation after the mutual parting of ways.
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As the No. 2 pro-style passer in the class and the No. 17 prospect overall, per the 247Sports composite, Corral is an elite recruit, so there’s likely to be plenty more intrigue as his recruitment continues.
If he were to re-commit to USC, it would not be unheard of.
In 2015 safety Bubba Bolden committed to USC only to de-commit in July of 2016. The Trojans made another push in the fall and were able to secure his re-commitment in January of 2017. He penned his signature for USC on Signing Day earlier this year, helping USC land the No. 4 class in the country.
Whether or not Corral and USC can have such a happy ending remains to be seen.