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Mater Dei QB Young flips to Alabama

Mater Dei QB Young flips to Alabama

The crown jewel of USC’s 2020 recruiting class is no longer committed to becoming a Trojan.

Mater Dei quarterback Bryce Young announced his decision to back off his USC commitment on Sunday.

“I’d like the say a huge thank you to Coach (Clay) Helton, Coach (Graham) Harrell, Gavin (Morris), Coach (Keary) Colbert (and) the rest of the USC staff for the opportunity they have given me,” Young wrote on Twitter. “I would also like to thank the USC fans and the community for all the support. I will always have love for the University of Southern California and wish for nothing but the best for its players, coaching staff and fans.”

Moments later, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect announced his intentions to enroll at Alabama. He did so by tweeting a picture of himself in an Alabama uniform with the caption “committed.”

Young was the only player in USC’s 2020 class who was universally recognized as being a four-star or better at the time of his commitment to USC. The coaching staff will have to scramble to find a replacement, although Kedon Slovis might be an acceptable stop gap if USC can’t find a 2020 quarterback before signing day.

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