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USC adds a RB commit

As with all verbal commits, the caveat still stands...he is not ours until the LOI is signed.

But USC got a real nice running back in Jaheel Pinner.

USC hasn't had to worry about their normally loaded backfield in some time but with some depth chart concerns, the school has put out offers to several running backs in the class of 2012. The Trojans alleviated some cause for concern by grabbing their second tailback in the upcoming class when Mission Viejo (Calif.) back Jaheel Pinner committed on Friday.

"Yup, I committed to USC after I talked it over with my family," Pinner told "I like the SC campus, and it's close to home. I like that USC recruits the best and I can compete against the best."

The Trojans were the first one to offer Pinner but he was receiving interest from several other programs such as Arizona and Arizona State. At 6-foot-1, 230-pounds, he will likely play a little fullback for USC as well.

The more interesting thing in all of this is that USC is pretty much rolling full steam ahead with regards to recruiting as they wait for the NCAA to rule on their appeal.

It has been a while since 'SC went after a big back instead of the shifty type back of a Dillon Baxter or Curtis McNeal.

Here is some video...

This kid can block and is looks to be a bruiser...