Is Darr Still Solid?

Some have questioned Bakersfield (Calif.) Frontier U.S Army All-American punter Matt Darr's verbal commitment to USC since the departure of Pete Carroll. The four-star prospect visited Fresno State unofficially earlier this month and will return to Fresno this week for an official visit as he comes closer to a final decision. Look inside to see if Darr is still a solid USC commit…

Matt Darr (6-2, 210) is the nation's No. 1 rated punter, according to Scout.com. He also played linebacker at Frontier helping lead them to the CIF Central Section D2 championship game. Furthermore, he is the Golden State's premier shot put and discus athlete. He finished first in the discus (192') and shot put (62'1.25) in the 2009 CIF California championships last June.

He was one of the spring's hottest recruits until he gave USC a verbal commitment in June over offers from Alabama, Arizona State, LSU, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, and Purdue among others.

Despite being a solid verbal to the Trojans throughout the season, he finds himself in a bit of uncertainty.

"I'm not solid with SC because I haven't received a call from them since [Lane] Kiffin [was named head coach]," said Darr. "I'm going on an official visit to Fresno State Friday."

Last week, Darr was in Fresno for an unofficial visit when the Bulldogs hosted numerous recruits, including three who verbally committed on their trip. "It was very appealing," Darr said of his Fresno trip.

At this point, Darr remains a USC verbal until he declares otherwise. Arizona State is also in the picture as he says he'll know his final decision by early next week.


USC commit Matt Darr at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.


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