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Trojans Land Sunshine State OLB Quinton Powell

After withdrawing his commitment from Florida, Quinton Powell had narrowed his final decision down to the Gators and USC. Florida revoked their offer on Saturday, giving Powell an easy choice of USC on NSD.

Stephen Dunn

USC swiped four-star defensive end/linebacker Quinton Powell, who signed with the Trojans after having previously been committed to Florida.

Powell announced his decision on ESPNU Wednesday morning, choosing USC from a group that included Miami, South Carolina and Oregon. Powell's Mainland High (Daytona Beach, Fla.) is less than two hours from the University of Florida, but Powell turned away from the Gators after the school apparently revoked his scholarship offer on Saturday.

Instead, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Powell will be reunited with high school teammate Leonard Williams -- the Pac-12 freshman defensive player of the year last season. Powell played defensive end a lot for Mainland, but most recruiting analysts think he will likely move to linebacker at the collegiate level.

Because he is likely to play a different primary position, Powell's ranking varies from No. 99 overall and the sixth best outside linebacker (ESPN) to as low as the No. 22 OLB and the No. 261 prospect overall (Scout).

Ignore the Florida mentions in the highlights below and pay attention to the burst and the playmaking ability:

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