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Winston flips to USC

The Trojans added a verbal commitment at linebacker today when Eli’Jah Winston flipped his commit from Oregon to USC.

Winston (6-3, 235) is ranked as the #20 inside linebacker and a four-star recruit out of Central Catholic in Portland. He had long been a commit to the Ducks where it was thought that he would follow his brother La’Mar, currently a LB on the team. Eli’Jah took a recruiting trip to USC on January 26th, however, and the visit was enough to get him to make the late flip.

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The commit from Winston gives USC five linebackers in the class (Palaie Gaoteote, Raymond Scott, Kana’i Mauga and Abdul-Malik McClain) and still waiting on the decision from Solomon Tuliaupupu.



Garry Paskwietz
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Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.


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