USC misses out on ESPN 300 CB Pickett

USC’s recruiting efforts suffered a big blow Tuesday afternoon when ESPN 300 cornerback Adarius Pickett (El Cerrito, Calif./El Cerrito) committed to UCLA following an official visit to Westwood over the weekend.

It’s an impactful decision for the Trojans, and not only because the rival Bruins were the direct beneficiaries.

Pickett had emerged as the top priority on the cornerback board after five-star prospect Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra) said receiver would be his position if he ends up signing with USC. Following his surprising verbal commitment to UCLA, Pickett said he’s done with the recruiting process and will no longer visit USC as originally planned.