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Four-star wide receiver and USC commit Puka Nacua will not sign on National Signing Day

Four-star Utah wide receiver will delay signing his letter of intent to weigh his options.

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The suspense of whether four-star Utah wide receiver Puka Nacua will lock his verbal commitment with USC or flip to Washington or Oregon will drag on a little bit longer. Per the Desert News the four star wide receiver will not sign during National Signing Day. Nacua and family will continue to consider their options as stated in the report.

Nacua is rated as the top player in the state of Utah and is ranked No. 22 among wide receivers in the 2019 class per the 247 Sports Composite. The 6-foot-2, 190 pound wide receiver out of Orem, Utah caught a lot of eyes during his outing in the All-American Game and Polynesian Bowl back in January. During his senior season at Orem High School, Nacua had 2,336 yards off 103 receptions and 26 touchdowns.

The Orem, Utah product committed to USC back in June of 2018 and visited the Trojans back in December of 2014. Recently there’s been some questions on whether Nacua would flip his commit following the departure of Kliff Kingsbury. Nacua took a visit to Washington back in January and Oregon last week. Current projections have the four-star wide receiver signing with Washington and it appears that momentum is currently shifting things the Huskies’ way. Some believe Graham Harrell coming to USC could help with locking in Nacua. He can sign his letter of intent between Thursday and April 1, and it appears that Nacua and his family will take their time on making a decision.

USC will have Michael Pittman Jr., Velus Jones Jr., Amon-Ra St. Brown, Devon Williams, and Tyler Vaughns returning. They also have three wide receivers in the 2019 class with five-star Kyle Ford signing on National Signing Day and Munir McClain and Drake London signing back during the early signing day period. Nacua could see early playing time with the recent transfers that affected the depth at the position. Randal Grimes, Josh Imatorbhebhe, Trevon Sidney, and Bru McCoy all transferred, hurting the Trojans depth at wide receiver.