Longtime USC pledge Poland flips to Cats

Eighteen months ago, ESPN 300 offensive tackle Jordan Poland (La Jolla, Calif./Country Day School) became the first member of USC’s 2014 recruiting class, committing to the Trojans shortly after attending camp. It was a monumental moment for a program heading into the summer with championship aspirations.

Yet with about a month to go until national signing day, uncertainty muddled Poland’s status with USC as a new coaching staff took over. Poland initially intended to enroll early but scratched those plans, affecting his stance with the Trojans.

On Thursday afternoon, the four-star prospect decommitted from USC and flipped to Arizona.