Sebastian LaRue has been thinking about his recruitment a lot in recent weeks and the four-star wide receiver from Santa Monica, Calif., has reached a conclusion.
It's time for him to open back up, look at all the schools recruiting him, take some visits later this month and then come to a final conclusion.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect had been committed to USC since June but recently it became clear that he was a little confused about his future.
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LaRue took an official visit to Washington State earlier this season and is expected to visit Notre Dame and Texas A&M in the coming weeks.
This decision comes as no major surprise. The four-star gave indications last week at the Cal State Game that he was not exactly firm in his commitment and would consider other options.
"I've been thinking about it a lot lately," LaRue said. "I have some trips scheduled and everything. I committed early but I felt right now that it would be best to open up my recruiting process and do what's best for me.
"I just need some time to think about it, rethink things. We'll see how this all plays out."
No other trips are planned at this juncture but the Santa Monica standout is not against taking others before signing day.
USC has not been eliminated, LaRue said, but he does want to see how the Trojans recruit him in the coming weeks to gauge their interest in him.
"They're still in it," LaRue said. "I just have to figure out what's best for me at this point."
LaRue becomes the fourth prospect to de-commit from USC this recruiting cycle. He joins five-star safety Max Redfield, four-star defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes and four-star wide receiver Eldridge Massington, who has since committed to UCLA.
Redfield will pick between Notre Dame and USC at the Under Armour game later this week and Vanderdoes has USC, UCLA, Notre Dame, Alabama and Washington on his list. He's supposed to announce on signing day.