RB Jordan Wilmore decommits from USC football recruiting class for 2019

Alicia de Artola
Jan 14, 2019, 9:51 AM PST
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Four-star running back Jordan Wilmore announced his decommitment from USC football’s class of 2019 on Monday evening.

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USC football has lost officially lost the pledge of four-star all-purpose back Jordan Wilmore.

“I would like to thank the God because none of this would be possible without him. I’d like to thank the previous staff and current staff for recruiting me. But I would like to announce that I am DECOMMITING from the University of Southern California today and opening up my recruiting. God bless and have a great evening,” Wilmore tweeted on Monday.

The possibility of Wilmore’s decommitment was floated when the Lawndale product didn’t sign a national letter of intent for the Trojans on Early Signing Day. He was one of just two Trojan commits who did not sign before the new year.

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Wilmore is one of the top all-purpose backs in the class of 2019. He ranks fifth at the position in the 247Sports composite and 354th nationally.

He rushed for 2,236 yards on 211 carries as a senior at Lawndale, scoring 22 touchdowns. He added a touchdown and 281 yards on 13 receptions.

The Trojans signed 20 players back in December. Among those was three-star running back Kenan Christon out of San Diego. Christon’s signature means losing Wilmore will not be as big of a blow as it might have been, especially with new running backs coach Mike Jinks now in charge of the unit and targeting his own prospects.

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It remains to be seen if USC will attempt to bring in another running back in the class.


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The Trojans return three scholarship backs for 2019: Stephen Carr, Vavae Malepeai and Markese Stepp. Wilmore will make it four, but Carr’s potential early departure for the NFL could make it all the more important to add another body to the group.