Top-ranked cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (Tampa, Fla./Wharton) named a new top five on his Twitter account Friday and, surprisingly, it did not include USC.
Hargreaves had named the Trojans as his leaders after a visit to campus last week, but the pressure generated by USC's dwindling scholarship numbers appeared to have triggered his decision to keep looking.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Hargreaves tweeted: "Top 5 ) 1.Florida 2.Clemson 3.Vanderbilt 4.Miami 5.Notre Dame , USF is not in my top 5 but still considering !"
It's not a catastrophic loss by any means -- the Trojans have cornerback commitments from seventh-ranked Jalen Ramsey (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) and 11th-ranked Chris Hawkins (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga). And it's still July, so USC could make a run at the five-star corner if anything falls through elsewhere.