On Saturday, former Nickelodeon star Amada Bynes (why couldn't she stay cute, adorable Nickelodeon Amanda?) announced she was coming to USC leading many to believe the Trojans were capitalizing and building a strong pipeline from Nickelodon as they have done with many of Southern California's top feeder programs like Serra High School and Mater Dei High School.
But Tuesday night, Bynes decommitted from the Trojans:
I'm not going to USC— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) November 4, 2014
The consensus four-star recruit, who has had her share of off-the-field issues, did not state a reason for passing on the USC offer, but we can speculate that it likely had to do with a feel for the coaches or a potential playing time concern.
Many Trojan fans were hoping Amanda Bynes would continue the Nickelodeon pipeline started by former iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove. The Trojans previously pulled in The Hunger Games actor Alexander Ludwig, who had previously been in a Disney movie (Race to Witch Mountain).
They also were able to pull in a familial recruit, getting Grown Ups 2 actor Patrick Swarzeneggar to attend after sister Katherine Swarzeneggar previously was a star commitment for the Trojans en route to a successful college career that kept her on many media watch lists for end of season awards. The Trojans have been also been trying to lure Patrick's good friend Miley Cyrus.
While the USC coaching staff is undoubtedly disappointed they weren't able to get Amanda Bynes to sign a National Letter of Intent, they are still hard at work securing a strong signing class this season and are looking to the future by scouting the current Girl Meets World cast for potential five-star recruits.