USC devote turns to Oregon after Big Ten news
Blake Baumgartner, ESPN Staff WriterAug 8, 2023, 01:51 PM ET
Lincoln Riley’s focus given that taking the USC job has been attempting to nail down the state of California when it comes to recruiting.Rumblings about USC’s and UCLA’s desires to be the only West Coast groups in the Huge Ten have actually been out there, and Friday’s news that Oregon and Washington would be joining the Huge Ten in 2024 too has resounded around the college football world.That effect has actually been instant, as four-star cornerback Dakoda Fields(No. 75 in the 2024 ESPN 300)chose Monday night to change his commitment from the Trojans to the Ducks.He is the third-highest-ranked hire in the Ducks’class and is the third ESPN 300 cornerback (Aaron Flowers; No. 121 total and Ify Obidegwu; No. 129 overall )to sign up with Dan Lanning’s program for next year.Fields, of Junipero Serra High School (California), at first dedicated to USC back on June 5. He took main visits to both Washington(June 21 )and Oregon(June 23). Oregon’s 2024 class ranks seventh in ESPN’s latest team rankings, and its 13 ESPN 300 pledges are connected with LSU and Michigan for 2nd most in the country, behind Georgia’s 19.