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Arik Armstead decommits from USC, opens up recruiting

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One of the top-rated talents of the 2012 recruiting class has decommitted from USC and opened up his recruiting plans.

Defensive line prospect Arik Armstead, younger brother of Trojans DT Armond Armstead, has decided to consider his college options again because his family “has been a little disappointed with some things going on at USC,” ESPN Los Angeles reports.

“I was already taking visits but I wanted all the schools recruiting me to understand that I had a legitimate interest in them,” Armstead said.

The Pleasant Grove (CA) lineman is a Rivals Top 100 and ESPNU Top 150 prospect, and is still considering USC. Armstead said he will visit Notre Dame this weekend, coincidentally when the Trojans come to town, and Alabama on Nov. 4th, one day before the Tide’s November matchup with LSU.

“I’m also looking at Cal, Washington and Michigan for my last few visits, but I think after word gets out that I’ve de-committed, I think a few more schools will come calling as well and I’m definitely open to that,” Armstead said.

Armstead did not say if the redshirting of his older brother due to health reasons had anything to do with his decision to re-open his recruiting.

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6 Responses to “Arik Armstead decommits from USC, opens up recruiting”
  1. kaf39 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:34 PM

    ND bound!!

  2. bamasleeper13 says: Oct 17, 2011 8:35 PM

    Hopefully he will like what the Tide has to say! Championships!!

  3. thekatman says: Oct 17, 2011 8:37 PM

    Always s non commit until the LOI issigned, no matter how much a kid says he’s a hard solid verbal. If you want to commit to a scjoll, stop futzing around playing games and COMMIT. Spend you last year of high school focusing on your sport, grades and having fun….

  4. cosanostra71 says: Oct 17, 2011 9:04 PM

    Surprising, but if he doesn’t want to be here we don’t want him. Like Kiffin said with Seantrel Henderson, we want people who want to be Trojans. If he wants to be a highly regarded recruit that loses a lot of games and does nothing in college, I suggest going to Notre Dame.

  5. goir1sh says: Oct 17, 2011 10:30 PM

    Surprising, but if he doesn’t want to be here we don’t want him. Like Kiffin said with Seantrel Henderson, we want people who want to be Trojans. If he wants to be a highly regarded recruit that loses a lot of games and does nothing in college, I suggest going to Notre Dame.

    Hey buddy regarding this comment above, that’s why Notre Dame has one of the highest graduating classes year in and year out… just shows to prove how lame you guys are regarding academics, Go Irish!!!!!!!

  6. paulbrownsrevenge says: Oct 17, 2011 10:58 PM

    He probably has figured out from his brother that Lane Kiffin is an average coach who hasn’t proven anything. Michigan or Notre Dame would be a better choice. USC just isn’t what they used to be.

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