5-star 2019 recruit De’Gabriel Floyd decommits from USC


We’re on the verge of seeing recruits start signing on the dotted line for the Class of 2018, but 2019’s group at USC just lost one half of its star-studded early commitments.

Five-star athlete De’Gabriel Floyd decommitted from USC on Wednesday evening, citing the uncertainty of college football’s current coaching landscape as his main reason to consider other options.

“Well, first I just want to touch on is there has been a lot that’s been going on in college football, a lot of coaching changes and a lot of staff revamps,” Floyd told 247Sports’ Chris Trevino just days earlier in an interview published Dec. 10. “So, me and USC are still pretty good, but other schools are coming into mind.”

Floyd was projected to play outside linebacker at USC — he’s the 3rd-ranked player in the nation at the position — but found success as a safety at Golden Valley High School (Newhall, Calif.) this season. He also found that he enjoyed the new position more than the old.

“Depending on what schools want me to play it will tie in more to my decision because it was pretty much used to be just outside linebacker, that was my most comfortable position,” Floyd said. “Like I said after this season, things just change and I’m more comfortable in different spots. I feel like I can open up more options by playing these other positions.”

Floyd was already going to attract attention from the nation’s top programs as an outside linebacker. Now, with increased versatility as a newfound asset, he’s opening his eyes beyond Southern California.

Floyd was 1 of 2 early commitments from USC’s 2019 recruiting class. The other, 5-star Mater Dei phenom quarterback J.T. Daniels (Santa Ana, Calif.), remains firm in his commitment to the Trojans.

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