Is Randall Telfer still committed to USC?

Since the news broke that Pete Carroll would likely leave USC to become head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, some of USC's commits/prospects have said their commitment to the Trojans will stick, some have said they are no longer considering USC and some said they want to see who USC hires as its next head coach before signing a letter of intent.

Randall Telfer from Rancho Cucamonga still considers himself a USC commit, but he is anxious to find out who USC's next head football coach will be and meet with him, before making a final decision on a school.

Telfer called us last night and said, "At first I didn't believe the news that Coach Carroll was leaving. Then I began to realize that it could happen. My first reaction was to decommit, but I'm a big USC fan and I just want know who the next coach will be."

Like most, Telfer hasn't heard a peep about the direction USC will go in as far as hiring a replacement for Carroll, but he has been in communication with a key member of the team and few USC prpsects.

"I sent text messages to Dillon Baxter and Kyle Prater on Friday and none of us could believe Coach Carroll was considering leaving USC," said Telfer. "We all thought he would be at USC forever."

Now that it's a reality and not a rumor that Pete Carroll will not coach the Trojans in 2010, a search for a new coach begins. And who USC hires will have a huge impact on recruiting. Telfer has heard a few names of possible candidates and one in particular interests him a lot.

"I think Jim Harbaugh would be a great coach for USC," said Telfer. "I talked to him during the recruiting process and he seems like a great guy, and a great coach."

We may or may not learn more today about potential replacements for Carroll, but there is a coaches and players meeting today at 4 p.m. PST and Telfer is interested to know what was talked about.

SCPlaybook will be at Heritage Hall today and look forward to reports from Kevin Carden throughout the day. We'll also continue to keep you updated on USC's recruits.


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