Four star running back Jordan Wilmore has withdrawn his name from the 2019 USC football recruiting class.
The Lawndale High product took to Twitter Monday to announce his decision, and is expected to sign on with another Pac-12 school, including UCLA and Utah, according to InsideUSC’s Scott Wolf.
Wilmore was the second USC commit from early signing day who did not pen his national letter of intent before the new year. The news is certainly a blow to the Trojans recruiting class.
Wilmore was a workhorse back during his high school career for the Cardinals and was ranked fifth in 247sports composite rankings for all purpose backs. He led Lawndale to a CIF Southern Section Division 2A championship this past season, rushing for 2,236 yards and 22 touchdowns on 221 carries. With Aca’Cedric Ware gone, there is a good chance that Wilmore would have stepped in right away and seen playing time this upcoming season.
For Trojans fans, the hope is that Wilmore’s decommitment isn’t an omen of things to come. This decision comes one week after former offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury left USC for the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals.
The good news however for Trojans fans is that the team landed three-star running back Kenan Christon out of Madison High in San Diego back in December. With Wilmore out, it’s likely that coach Clay Helton and his staff will look to bring in another running back for this recruiting class before National Signing Day.