Former USC commit Matt Corral announced his commitment to Florida on Saturday, just weeks after saying the Trojans were still in the running for his signature.
The recruiting saga of Matt Corral took a big step forward on Saturday when the quarterback announced his decision to commit to Florida.
“This recruiting process has been an amazing and humbling journey. First, I would like to thank all the coaches and programs that have recruited me. I have met some amazing people throughout this process,” Corral wrote on Twitter.
“Secondly, I would like to thank my family, coaches, and friends for their support. After thoughtful consideration and talking with my family, I have decided to take my talents to the University of Florida.”
Corral de-committed from USC back in June, ending his longtime pledge to the Trojans unexpectedly.
At the time, there were murmurings that USC was no longer interested in recruiting the new Long Beach Poly transfer.
Despite that, two weeks ago Corral told USA Today that he was still considering the Trojans, despite his de-commitment. He also listed Miami, Georgia and Alabama among the schools he was considering, with the Bulldogs supposedly leading the way.
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With Corral back off the market, USC has limited options to pursue at quarterback this cycle. The Trojans have extended scholarship offers to uncommitted five-star Justin Fields, from Georgia, and Utah commit Jack Tuttle, a four-star prospect from Mission Hills.
Fields, who is the nation’s top dual-threat quarterback, would be a recruiting home run for Clay Helton and company, but they would have to beat out regional favorites including Florida State, Georgia and Auburn.
The Trojans could use a quarterback in this class in case Sam Darnold departs for the NFL after his redshirt sophomore season. Should Darnold leave, USC would be left with just two scholarship quarterbacks heading into the 2018 season — Matt Fink and Jack Sears.
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However, if USC does not add a quarterback in 2018, it would put them in the driver’s seat for 2019 five-star JT Daniels from Mater Dei.