Xamarion Gordon announced his decision to forgo his senior season almost moments after the CIF issued a statement that said they’re postponing the high school sports season to December or January. That just means the majority of high school seniors playing football at the next level are likely to follow suit and continue with their plans to sign the National Letters of Intent on the new early signing day period of December 18.
With that news in hand, it was no surprise to see some major reactions to the news from the CIF from several USC Trojans recruits. Gordon, of course, tweeting his decision to enroll early at USC.
Four-star QB Miller Moss simply tweeted what most high school seniors probably felt at the news.
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Ttop-rated recruit Jake Garcia took to Twitter to say he needs football and remind us that he hasn’t played a full season yet.
I need football. I still haven’t played a full season of ball...— Jake Garcia (@JakeGarcia14) July 20, 2020
Four-star DB Anthony Beavers took to Twitter to say he better get ready for college following the news, while also giving other recruits a bit of advice.
Time to get ready for college— DreamChaser (@BeaversAnthony) July 20, 2020
Fellow commit and DB Jaylin Smith took the time to retweet the above sentiment from his new teammate.
Commit while you can— DreamChaser (@BeaversAnthony) July 20, 2020
Top recruit nationally and five-star USC target, Korey Foreman, made his decision clear on what he’ll be doing this fall, tweeting “if they make me choose between my senior season or going to college ... please believe I’m headed to my first camp.”
There was the other side of the spectrum, however, where Wisconsin commit Deacon Hill announced he’ll absolutely play whenever his senior season takes place.
I’m staying home and finishing what I started with my boys, no question— Deacon Pe’a Hill (@dhillsb10) July 20, 2020
This one is of note for USC fans because Trojan commit Calen Bullock retweeted that message from Hill.
Elsewhere in the football recruiting news here in California, Cal commit Akili Calhoun announced he’ll graduate early and enroll at Cal in January. Fellow Cal commit Jermaine Terry said the same thing.
Victory Vaka, the big ole 350-pound DT from Westlake also announced that he’ll skip his senior season and enroll at Texas A&M in January.
You can bet these aren’t the only ones we hear from, and bet these aren’t the only ones who follow suit. Either way, you can’t fault them for making these decisions, or even speaking up on what they believe in.
One way or another, this USC class is still trending towards one of the best in recent memory, no matter when they arrive on campus.