USC football safety commit Xamarion Gordon announced his intention to skip his senior season.
When the California Interscholarship Federation revealed on Monday their plan to delay the 2020 high school football season, it was clear the action would have major ripple effects. For USC football one arrived by Monday afternoon.
Four-star safety Xamarion Gordon out of Warren High School in Downey was the first Trojan commit to announce his decision to skip his senior season.
“I will be foregoing my senior szn and will be jumping straight to the big stage thx for all the love and support…deuce out,” Gordon wrote on Twitter.
Xamarion Gordon plans to join USC football without playing a senior season.
The news out of CIF will impact a wide variety of high school athletes in California. Their football campaign won’t begin until January, with practices beginning in August. Many prospects may have already looked at enrolling at the college of their choice in January. They will now have to choose between getting a headstart at the next level or playing their final season of high school ball.
For Gordon, it would appear the former option was preferable. And he’s not alone.
Quickly after the announcement Texas A&M commit Victory Vaka tweeted his decision to leave for College Station in January.
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Major USC recruiting target Korey Foreman hasn’t picked his college destination, but he too indicated a preference for leaving early.
“If they make me choose between my senior season or going to college … please believe i’m headed to my first camp…no questions asked,” Foreman tweeted.
Gordon committed to USC in April. His pledge was one of the first for the Trojans in what has become a loaded class of defensive back commits.
The 6-foot-2 safety ranks No. 295 in the 247Sports composite. He is No. 19 at safety and No. 29 in California.
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As a sophomore at Warren, he posted 41 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions, per MaxPreps. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown.