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Junior wide receiver Marlon Williams commits to USC

USC has had a curious start to recruiting the class of 2017, but got some good news Thursday with the commitment of Marlon Williams

Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen junior wide receiver Marlon Williams still has more than year ahead of him before he signs his letter of intent, but Thursday, he decided to do something his dreamed about doing since he was a child.

“I would like to thank God for the opportunity that he has put me in today to be able to make this announcement.

“After talking it over with my family and coaches, I have come to the conclusion that I will play collegiate football at the University of Southern California. This decision came due to my long time dream to play for the USC Trojans.

“I cannot wait to put on the cardinal and gold uniform. Go Trojans!”

Williams is unrated by Scout as a 6-foot, 190-pound junior. He chose USC over scholarship offers from Auburn, Southern Miss, Troy, South Alabama and West Alabama.

Williams received his scholarship offer from Trojans offensive coordinator Tee Martin, who is also originally from Mobile. Williams plans on unofficially visiting USC next summer for the Rising Stars Camp.

The Trojans 2017 class has four other commitments, although commitment is a vague term used in recruiting nowadays. Three of the Trojans’ five commitments in the class have re-opened their recruitment and are considered soft verbals.

That includes Fontana (Calif.) four-star running back Stephen Carr, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) four-star cornerback Thomas Graham and Martin own son, Brentwood (Tenn.) three-star wide out Amari Rodgers.

Wednesday, USC had a commitment and de-commitment from Jacksonville (Fla.) junior athlete Derrick Smith in the span of less than an hour. Smith was offered a schlarship the same as Williams. Top Stories