If it's not one thing, it's another where USC is concerned. After pulling off an upset win over Utah this past week, they've now lost one of their prized 2020 prospects: Bryce Young.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Young announced that he was flipping his commitment from USC to Alabama. The move comes after he took an official visit to Alabama despite having committed to the Trojans last year.
247Sports rates Young as the No. 32 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country, and the No. 4 prospect from the state of California.
Speaking to BamaOnLine, Young called the move "a really hard decision." He complimented the USC staff but felt that Alabama was ultimately better for him.
“It was a really hard decision... I had a great relationships with the USC staff, they have been great with me this whole time and I have so much respect for coach Helton, coach Harrell and everyone else over there.
“For me, I just felt like this was the best thing for me. It definitely wasn’t an overnight decision...”
As for Alabama, Young said his relationship with Nick Saban and OC Steve Sarkisian was "really strong." He noted that the team has been recruiting him "heavily" for a long time and that he was comfortable with both of them.
Interestingly enough, Young is ranked slightly behind fellow California quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, who is committed to Clemson. There's a very real possibility that the two California quarterbacks could now meet head-to-head eventually.