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USC football recruiting: Raesjon Davis decommits from LSU, does USC have a chance?

Outside linebacker Raesjon Davis, Jr., a rising junior from Mater Dei High School (California) during the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in Clemson Wednesday.
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Outside linebacker Raesjon Davis, Jr., a rising junior from Mater Dei High School (California) during the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in Clemson Wednesday. Dabo Swinney Football Camp
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Raesjon Davis decommitted from LSU putting USC football on notice.

USC football’s 2021 recruiting class ranks No. 13 going into the new year, but the Trojans could leap up the standings if they play their cards right.

On Monday, the door opened for USC to land one of the biggest unsigned prospects in California.

Four-star outside linebacker Raesjon Davis backed off his commitment to LSU on Twitter after putting off his signing until the February Signing Day.

Raesjon Davis is one of a couple of big CA prospects USC football is fighting for

Davis is the No. 3 prospect in California for the 2021 cycle, per the 247Sports composite. He ranks No. 45 nationally and No. 4 among outside linebackers.

At 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, the Mater Dei product is considered “one of the most versatile linebackers in the country,” according to Greg Biggins. He “covers like a safety but hits like a linebacker” and could be a high NFL Draft pick when his time comes.

Obviously, USC would love to put a player like that in cardinal and gold.

The good news is USC has always been linked to Davis and they have his Mater Dei teammate Kyron Ware-Hudson, a four-star wide receiver, already committed. Quarterback Miller Moss, who was supposed to play his senior season with Davis at Mater Dei also has a connection there.

Davis isn’t the only elite prospect USC is trying to close the class with. He has expressed interest in playing college football with Korey Foreman, who the Trojans are hoping to add when he commits on Jan. 2.

Foreman is the No. 1 player in the class of 2021 and decommitted from Clemson earlier this year. He has been heavily linked to USC, but the Trojans’ success or failure in recruiting him won’t be revealed until the new year.

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The Trojans are also looking to hit it big with Loyola’s Ceyair Wright, the No. 77 player nationally and a four-star athlete.

With Davis, Foreman and Wright in the fold, USC’s 2021 class would rival Oregon’s for the top of the conference.

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