For the second time in a week, the 2017 USC football recruiting class has lost a commit.
This time, Tampa-product Juwan Burgess opted to flip his commitment from the Trojans to the Indiana Hoosiers.
“I would like to start off by thanking god for blessing me with the opportunities to make it up to this point in my life. I also would like to thank my friends and family for all the love and support to come up with this decision,” Burgess wrote on Twitter.
“After sitting down and talking with my family, I have decided to announce that I will be switching my commitment from the University of Southern California to Indiana University.”
Burgess is the No. 25 athlete in the country and the No. 51 player in state of Florida. A receiver and defensive back at Plant High School, Burgess was projected for the defensive side of the ball at USC.
The Trojans now have 16 commits for the class, including four early enrollees, with at least seven spots to left to fill. Should McKenzie blueshirt as expected, USC would have eight scholarships to work with.
With Signing Day fast approaching on Feb. 1, the recruiting trail is sure to heat up.